David Hagy

David Hagy, Music Director & Conductor

E-mail address: conductor@salisburysymphony.org
Postal address: 100 West Innes Street, #5-C 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.


James Harvey

James Harvey, executive director

E-mail address: director@salisburysymphony.org
Postal address: PO Box 4264 Salisbury, NC 28145-4264
Phone number: Office, 704-637-4314 Fax, 704-637-4264

Harvey, a Rowan County native, has spent his entire academic and professional career involved in the performing arts.  He lived in London for over 10 years during which time he was responsible for public relations and marketing campaigns for artists, entertainment organizations and numerous West End musicals.  Some of his clients included Andrew Lloyd Webber, Naomi Campbell, Katherine Jenkins, Dame Gillian Lynne, AEG Live, Stage Entertainment UK, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.  He has also served as Managing Director of Yale Opera at Yale University and as production Coordinator for Central City Opera, a summer opera festival in Colorado.

Harvey holds a High School Diploma and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Master of Philosophy degree in Arts, Culture and Education from the University of Cambridge, where his research thesis focused on the popularization of classical music. 


Lynn Bowes

Dr. Lynn Bowes, Education Director

E-mail address: education@salisburysymphony.org
Postal address: PO Box 4264 Salisbury, NC 28145-4264
Phone number: Office, 704-637-4730

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.


Jordan Warren

Jordan Warren,
Assistant to the executive director

Postal address: PO Box 4264 Salisbury, NC 28145-4264
Phone number: Office, 704-637-4730

Jordan Warren was born near West Point, New York to her two parents Jeff and Missy Warren. Jordan moved to Salisbury, North Carolina in 2006 with her family. She graduated from East Rowan High School in 2010 then went to Catawba College for her Bachelors of Arts in Music Education (k-12) and is now obtaining her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Jordan gained her passion for the arts from her father and it has continued to blossom throughout her life. Currently, Jordan is an advocate for all forms of arts and enjoys what Salisbury offers as an arts hub! 

She found her passion for classical music while at Catawba College; there she met Linda Jones and has had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside her and now with the new Executive Director, James Harvey. Jordan wishes to pursue a PhD in Philanthropy after her masters and continues to work within the arts field.


Hunter Safrit

Hunter Safrit, administrative assistant

Postal address: PO Box 4264 Salisbury, NC 28145-4264
Phone number: Office, 704-637-4730

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.

 

Board of Directors

Mr. John Brincefield, President

Additional Officers

Dr. Bethany Sinnott, Vice President
Mrs. Andrea Anders, Secretary
Mrs. Cynthia A. Thomas, CPA, Treasurer
Mrs. Jean Wurster, Immediate Past President

Mrs. Teresa Moore-Mitchell
Mrs. Kay W. Norman
Mr. Marty Richards
Mr. Hunter Safrit
Ms. Angela Smith
Dr. Russell Stevens
Mr. RJ Thornton
Mrs. Susan Trivette
Mr. Robert Van Geons
Ms. Lane Wallace
Ms. Jordan Warren

Additional Members

Mr. Charles Bernheim
Mr. Joseph Blackwell
Mrs. Emily Blanton
Dr. Phillip Burgess
Mr. Timothy Gudger
Ms. Ashley Hall
Mrs. Mary James
Mrs. Rosemary Kinard
Mrs. Laura Lewis
Mrs. Evelyn Medina