Johns Creek, Georgia– The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra announces that Linda Brill has been hired as its new executive director, effective August 1. Ms. Brill succeeds Sue Haggerty, who held the position for nine seasons, having been part of the JCSO since its founding. Although officially retired from her position, Ms. Haggerty will continue to support the educational programs of the orchestra.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Linda Brill to the administrative team,” remarked Johns Creek Symphony Board Chair Craig Carter. “Her extensive experience in orchestra management, leadership qualities, and musical background will be assets to this organization as we move into our second decade.”
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Brill attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Miami University (Ohio), where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music and Spanish. She completed her Master of Music degree in clarinet performance at Florida State University, with an additional concentration in arts administration. She has completed additional coursework towards the Master of Marketing and Communications degree at Franklin University.
Ms. Brill’s 22-year career in orchestra management has included marketing internships with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as well as 12 years working in the marketing and communications department of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, where she was active in the Columbus Arts Marketing Association. Ms. Brill left the Columbus Symphony to establish a freelance arts marketing business, with clients that have included the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica (Ohio) Chamber Orchestra, and the Columbus Children’s Choir.
Since relocating to Atlanta with her family in 2014, Ms. Brill has continued her career in arts management and has served two terms as marketing chair of the Georgia Philharmonic’s board of directors. She is also a guest clinician at Taylor Road Middle School, Chattahoochee High School, and Northview High School; a private clarinet teacher; and a clarinetist in the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra.
Linda Brill and her husband, Eric, reside in Alpharetta with their three children.
Now entering its eleventh season, the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra is metro Atlanta’s only fully-professional, part-time symphonic orchestra, made up of professional musicians from all over the greater metro Atlanta area. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Founder and Music Director J. Wayne Baughman, provides musical enrichment for the community of Johns Creek through a three-concert series of performances, as well as additional educational programs and special events each year.