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Welcome Eileen Brownell!

March 10, 2023

A Message from BSO Board President Kathy Gustafson:

Dear BSO Friends & Family,

Today I am pleased to announce the selection of our new Executive Director for the BSO. Following an extensive nationwide search by the Search Committee, Dr. Eileen Brownell has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra.

Eileen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan and currently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director for the Tahoe Chamber Music Society (Reno) and Co-Founder of the reNEW Music Ensemble (Reno).

Welcome, Eileen Brownell! We are thrilled to have you join our Bellingham Symphony Orchestra!

Musically yours,
Kathy Gustafson
Board President

"It has been incredible visiting Bellingham and taking in the beauty that surrounds us here. The people have been warm and welcoming beyond description. I am so excited to begin the process of connecting to the community in conversation and serving the mission of the orchestra. It is a profound honor to work with Yaniv Attar, the amazing musicians, staff, and board of the BSO."

-Dr. Eileen Brownell

Photo Credit: Erika Pierson

Welcome, Eileen!