Tag: Governance

Pittsburgh Symphony Promotes Assistant Concertmaster and Associate Conductors, Hires Musicians, Names New Board Members

In Thursday’s (7/20) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jeremy Reynolds writes, “There’s some new blood and a few promotions at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. On Thursday, the symphony announced that first violinist Justine Campagna, who joined the symphony in 2018, has been appointed assistant concertmaster. Assistant conductors Moon Doh and Jacob Joyce were promoted to the rank of associate conductor. The orchestra also hired two new musicians: Douglas Rosenthal as associate principal trombonist and Michelle Hembree as second horn. The symphony is continuing to replenish its ranks in the wake of the pandemic, when it was unable to hold live auditions to fill retirement vacancies. In addition to Rosenthal and Hembree, the symphony has hired five other musicians over the course of the previous season: second violinists Boxianzi (Vivian) Ling, Regi Papa and Carolyn Semes, and oboist Samuel Nemec. Additionally, Joshua Samuel Carr, trumpet, and Drew Collins, bass, are the new Paul J. Ross Fellows. The fellowship is a two-year pre-professional program intended to promote diversity in the orchestra. Such programs are becoming increasingly common around the country. Carr and Collins will begin playing with the orchestra in the fall. Finally, the symphony also announced 11 new members on its board of directors.”