Sharon D. Hatchett and Rhonda Hunsinger have joined the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras, the national organization dedicated to advancing the orchestral art form in the U.S. The League’s membership comprises more than 1,800 organizations and individuals across North America. These range from world-renowned orchestras to community orchestras, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles, from conservatories to libraries, from businesses serving orchestras to individuals who love symphonic music.
Hatchett, a member of the League’s Volunteer Council and past president of Southside Friends of the Chicago Sinfonietta, will serve a three-year term.
Hunsinger, executive director of the South Carolina Philharmonic, has joined the Board as an ex-officio member (chair, managers of orchestras with operating budgets between $620,000 and $2,149,999).
The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 1,800 organizations and individuals across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned orchestras to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles, from conservatories to libraries, from businesses serving orchestras to individuals who love symphonic music. The national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform people around the world about orchestral activity and developments. 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 americanorchestras.org.