David Hagy, Music Director & Conductor

David Hagy, Music Director & Conductor

E-mail address: conductor@salisburysymphony.org
Office address: 204 East Innes Street, Suite 260, Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone number: Office in Salisbury, 704-637-8611

David Hagy is in his 30th season as Music Director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.  During that time he has led monumental concerts like the Mahler Second Symphony and the Verdi Requiem and small concerts like Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale.  He has conducted music from style periods ranging from the Renaissance to works by living composers, and in styles from the symphonic to the popular including gospel, jazz, musical theater, blues, rock, and others.  He loves variety and collaboration and continues to design creatively unique concerts.

He grew up in Indianapolis and credits that public school system with enabling him to become a classical musician.  He went to Indiana University as a violinist and Yale as a conductor, and attributes his conducting abilities to work with Thomas Briccetti and Otto-Werner Mueller.  He has conducted youth orchestras in Omaha, Springfield (MA), Greenboro, and Winston-Salem.  He has also conducted over fifty musical theater productions.

Currently he is also beginning his 23rd year as the Orchestra Director at Wake Forest University for which he has taught three semesters in Venice, Italy.  He lives in Salisbury with his cat Dario and is pleased to be working with the wonderful musicians of the Salisbury Symphony.



E-mail address: director@salisburysymphony.org
Postal address: 204 East Innes Street, Suite 260, Salisbury, NC  28144

William M. “Bill” Bucher, Jr. joined the Symphony in May, 2018 after a 33-year career in North Carolina public school finance.  He holds a Master of Arts degree in Local Government Administration from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.  Bill’s musical experience is mainly in vocal music, having been a member of church choirs and community musical groups for most of his life. 

Hunter Safrit

Hunter Safrit, ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant

E-mail address: staff@salisburysymphony.org
Postal address: 204 East Innes Street, Suite 260, Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone number: Office, 704-216-1513

Hunter was graduated from Catawba College in 2016 with a degree in music education in the conducting cognate. Now serving as Director of Music Ministry at Salem Lutheran Church, and Director of the Stanly County Choral, Hunter spends his time bringing the joy of music to anyone willing to listen.

Lynn Bowes

Dr. Lynn Bowes, Education Director

E-mail address: education@salisburysymphony.org
Postal address: 204 East Innes Street, Suite 260, Salisbury, NC  28144
Phone number: Office, 704-216-1513

A versatile musician, Dr. Lynn Bowes (DMA, University of Iowa) has established herself as a successful flute performer and teacher.  While winning several competitions and accepting performance invitations, Lynn has performed across the United States including soloing Chaminade's "Concertino" with the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. 

Outside of the Salisbury Symphony, Lynn maintains a private flute studio in Mooresville, NC with scholarly interests ranging widely from the history of music to the current trends in performing. She believes teaching is a collaborative effort. As a teacher, she openly shares her knowledge as it pertains to each student's level. Lynn’s ultimate goal is to help each of her students to discover their own passion and love for music. It is not an idea that music is only important or appreciated by professionally-trained musicians, but also for the people who may have never read a note or played an instrument. She feels music enhances our lives in so many ways and uses this as a platform for showing my students that music is something we appreciate before we even realize it.


Board of Directors

Mr. John Brincefield, President

Additional Officers

Mr. John Schaffer, Vice President
Mrs. Susan Trivette, Secretary
Mrs. Cynthia A. Thomas, CPA, Treasurer
Mrs. Jean Wurster, Immediate Past President

Mrs. Laura Lewis
Mrs. Evelyn Medina
Mrs. Teresa Moore-Mitchell
Mrs. Kay Norman
Ms. Angela Fowler Smith
Ms. Caylin Smith
Dr. Russell Stevens
Ms. Naomi Thomas
Ms. Lane Wallace

Additional Members

Mrs. Andrea Anders
Mr. Charles Bernheim
Mr. Joseph Blackwell
Mrs. Emily Blanton
Dr. Phillip Burgess
Dr. W. Gerald Cochran
Mr. Timothy Gudger
Mrs. Mary James