Bay Atlantic Symphony Welcomes New Executive Director

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Meg Sippey was chosen to be the Bay Atlantic Symphony's new executive director on December 6, 2016. Photo Courtesy of the Bay Atlantic Symphony. 

BRIDGETON, N.J. - The board of directors for the Bay Atlantic Symphony have announced the appointment of Meg Sippey as the symphony’s new executive director.

A professionally-trained musician herself, Sippey has more than a decade of administration experience in the performing arts. In her new role, her responsibilities will include the financial and institutional development of the forward-looking arts organization. Sippey will be working in partnership with music director Jed Gaylin to define and execute the strategic vision for the Bay Atlantic Symphony.

“We are delighted to have attracted Meg to Southern New Jersey,” stated Gaylin. “She brings with her a rich background in arts administration, music performance, and education, as well as an infectious passion for great music and its power in our communities and schools.  It is a joy to work with her.” 

Prior to joining the symphony, Sippey gained administrative expertise in opera companies and orchestras across the country.  Most recently, Sippey served a six-year tenure at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra where she served in various roles of increasing responsibility, ranging from artistic coordinator to acting artistic administrator. She has also worked for the Aspen Music Festival and the Houston Grand Opera. Throughout her career, Sippey has gained significant experience in artistic planning, community outreach, audience development, budgeting, and general operations.

Sippey was is also an accomplished performer, she was the principal flutist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and substituted with several other orchestras.  She also served as a member of the music faculty at the University of Evansville where along with her responsibilities as a faculty member, also dove into the business and leadership side of concert music.

Sippey's goals are building relationships with active and new symphony sponsors, development of unique partnerships with other arts organizations, community outreach efforts, and enhancing the symphony’s wide range of music education programs for both adults and school children.

“I am thrilled to be working with the remarkable Bay Atlantic Symphony.  Spending most of my childhood growing up outside Philadelphia, South Jersey was a second home for me," said Sippey. "With Music Director Jed Gaylin and our dedicated Board of Trustees, I look forward to expanding our presence throughout the area and sharing this vibrant and inspiring organization which full and part-time residents will know as their own symphony orchestra.”

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