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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New Vice President of BSO at Strathmore

May 14, 2019 | By Devon Maloney
Director of Communications

Baltimore (May 14, 2019) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) President and CEO Peter T. Kjome announced today that Theresa A. Cameron has been appointed Vice President, BSO at Strathmore, effective June 10, 2019. Ms. Cameron succeeds Jack Fishman, who is now the Executive Director of Baltimore Choral Arts Society. The BSO is Founding Partner of The Music Center at Strathmore, which opened in 2005.

Theresa Cameron is currently the founding Executive Director of Van Ness Main Street, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. focused on revitalization and community development. She has previously held positions with Americans for the Arts and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County for over a decade. In that role, Ms. Cameron managed the merger of the Arts Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Humanities Commission, developing legislation and revising the bylaws and institutional structure. She oversaw a $4 million grants budget, secured State bond bill funding for the Montgomery County Public Safety Memorial and planned programs and events including the County Executive’s Ball for the Arts and Humanities.

“We are delighted that Theresa will become a part of the BSO family,” said BSO President and CEO Peter T. Kjome. “The Music Center at Strathmore plays a vital role in our organization, and we are always looking for additional ways to further enrich the lives of the citizens of Montgomery County. Theresa’s work will help us to better serve our audiences at Strathmore and across the State of Maryland.” 

In her capacity as Vice President, BSO at Strathmore, Ms. Cameron will maintain comprehensive oversight of the organization’s activities at the Music Center. As part of these efforts, she will work to significantly expand the annual giving program, emphasizing the development and implementation of successful cultivation strategies for major donor prospects. Ms. Cameron will act as the BSO’s primary representative in Montgomery County, building the BSO’s relationships with local government and a wide range of community organizations.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,” said Ms. Cameron. “As a citizen of Montgomery County, I am deeply familiar with the BSO’s artistic leadership in our community, and its performances at The Music Center at Strathmore have a significant cultural impact on people’s lives in our region. I am excited for this opportunity to build upon the outstanding work of such a highly regarded institution.”

During her time with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Ms. Cameron served on 25 boards in the County and was Chair of Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Maryland Nonprofits. She was also co-author of the State’s Arts and Entertainment legislation. 

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 About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

For over a century, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural institutions. Under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop, the orchestra is internationally renowned and locally admired for its innovation, performances, recordings and educational outreach initiatives including OrchKids. Launched by Marin Alsop and the BSO in 2008, OrchKids provides children with educational resources and fosters social change through the power of music in some of Baltimore’s most underserved communities.

The BSO is widely recognized for its highly acclaimed recordings, including a 2010 disc on the Decca label featuring Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue, as well as the 2017 Naxos release of Bernstein’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2. Both recordings were led by Alsop and feature pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Alsop also led the BSO in its 2009 Naxos recording of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS. Recent releases include Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with Alsop and Handel’s Messiah with conductor Edward Polochick and the Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs annually for more than 350,000 people throughout the State of Maryland. Since 1982, the BSO has performed at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. In 2005, with the opening of The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, the BSO became the nation’s first orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas. More information about the BSO can be found at BSOmusic.org.


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