On The Move
Rhonda P. Hunsinger appointed to national orchestras board
Jun 15, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - June 13, 2012 - The League of American Orchestras appointed South Carolina Philharmonic Executive Director Rhonda P. Hunsinger to a two-year term on its board of directors.
Hunsinger was also appointed chair of the LAO’s Advisory Group Six, representing one of four ex officio executive director positions on the LAO board, and to the League’s Advisory Committee, which provides counsel, feedback, and information to inform and shape the formation and execution of current and emerging League programs.
Locally, she chairs the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Rotary Club of Columbia and serves on the board of directors of One Columbia for Arts and Historic Preservation, born out of Mayor Benjamin's 2010 transition team for arts and historic preservation.
Her tenure at the SCP began in 1998, and she became executive director in spring 2002.
“The LAO provides orchestras the invaluable opportunity to learn from top experts in the field, as well as from other orchestra professionals throughout the U.S. Many of the SCP’s successes are a direct result of the LAO’s guidance and support. I’m honored to have the opportunity to help guide this work at the national level,” said Hunsinger.
SCP Board of Directors President Bill Danielson praised Hunsinger on behalf of the board:
“The South Carolina Philharmonic Board of Directors is extremely pleased and honored by Rhonda’s appointment to serve on the League of American Orchestras board. This reflects the Philharmonic's dedication to excellence within our board of directors, executive management, staff and, most importantly, our conductor and musicians. It is gratifying that the League knows what we already knew: our executive director is a highly respected and knowledgeable professional within the national orchestra community."
About The League of American Orchestras
The LAO leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. The LAO’s more than 850 member orchestras across North America include world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League represents knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit www.americanorchestras.org for more information.
About the South Carolina Philharmonic
An independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Philharmonic entertains, educates, enriches and excites diverse audiences throughout the Midlands and beyond. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a New Era of Artistic Excellence that is allowing the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands pre-eminent performing arts group. Visit SCPhilharmonic.com for more information.