Founded in 1944, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is the cornerstone of Mississippi performing arts and has a long history of innovation, creativity, and excellence. Led by Music Director Crafton Beck and based in the City of Jackson, MSO is an innovative regional orchestra that presents orchestral music performances, programs and education of the highest quality to residents and visitors of Mississippi. Known as the “Birthplace of America’s Music,” Mississippi has shaped the course of modern music with its contributions to blues, jazz, rock, country and gospel. The MSO has an annual operating budget of $1.6 million and a $3.6 million endowment. MSO is led by 50 Board members, 5 full-time and 3 part-time staff members, and 85 musicians.
Reporting to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the Music Director & Conductor, the President will be an entrepreneurial leader who will lead MSO in achieving its artistic, financial, community relations, educational, and DEIA initiatives. The President should have a passion for performing arts and the ability to work successfully with donors, community members, educators, and the organization’s Board of Directors to strengthen the Orchestra.
For additional information or to apply, please contact Dennis Hanthorn, Lee Kappelman or Kevin Redick at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.