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July 1, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arika Massey, Communications Assistant

(989) 755-6471 ext. 2

saginawbayorchestra@gmail.com

Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra announces Cameron Massey as the Interim Executive Director

 

Saginaw, Michigan, July 1, 2022 – The Saginaw Symphony Association today announced that Cameron Massey has been named Interim Executive Director. This decision follows Bonnie VanVoorhees announcing her resignation as Chief Executive Officer effective June 30, 2022. 

Cameron Massey has served on the Board of Directors for the Saginaw Symphony Association for two years, and also acted as the Marketing Coordinator. He has 14 years of experience with marketing, graphic design and video production, and has been an avid tvolunteer for the SBSO since 2020. 

“The board would really like to thank Cameron for stepping up during this transition,” Said Board President Deborah Huntley. “He has been working closely with the board and the staff for two years and his passion and familiarity with the organization will ensure a smooth transition.”

“I believe in this orchestra, and the power of music,” said Cameron Massey. “I’m excited for this opportunity to serve the orchestra that has given me so much, and to give back. I cannot thank Bonnie VanVoorhees enough for everything she has taught me. She will be missed greatly, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that the progress and inspiration she has brought to the orchestra is continued.”

The Saginaw Symphony Association has begun its search for the permanent Executive Director. The full job description will be available soon on their website, saginawbayorchestra.com, as well as indeed.com. 

About the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra

The Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra was created as a project of the Saginaw Department of Parks and Recreation in 1935 and has performed an annual concert series ever since. It was incorporated as a separate nonprofit corporation in 1953. At this time it also became one of the 50 orchestras who were named charter members of the American Symphony Orchestra League. 

The Orchestra is a fully-professional ensemble which draws its members from throughout Michigan. In addition to its classical concerts, the Orchestra has produced a wide variety of chamber, pops, educational, and historical concerts, as well as opera, ballet, and modern dance.

Nearly 5,000 community performers — over half of whom are children — have shared the stage with the Orchestra in performances over the years.

The SBSO has established a proud legacy of providing quality musicianship, innovative programming, and excellent educational experiences for the residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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