Symphony Consultant is a full service consulting company to assist symphony orchestras and other arts organizations.
From fund raising to board assistance, we offer practical advice based on over three decades of success in the orchestra industy.
If your arts organization is struggling in today's economic environment, give us a call to help you address your situation.
The nature of the symphony orchestra in the United States results in a group made up of various personalities of diverse socio-economic levels, desires, artistic temperaments and visions. Finding the right consultant to work with delicate situations as well as difficult problems is important. With more than 40 years of symphony management experience, Darrell Edwards, CEO of Symphony Consultant, has seen it all. Skillful with handling personalities, effective at energizing individuals, knowledgeable at organizing boards and committees, and connected with the needs of the volunteer and the musician, no problem is unmanageable. We also offer unique interim Executive Director services to save you money while you are searching for the next person to lead your organization.
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If you find your non-profit organization is struggling during these unique times, Symphony Consultant can assist you to restore financial and artistic health to your orchestra, ballet or theatre company, or chamber ensemble. We have worked successfully with orchestras nationwide and can bring immediate results toward a positive outcome. Our fees are not excessive - we work within your budget - and our advice is honest, sound and accomplishable. Whether you need to freshen your artistic offerings, renew public interest in your product, stimulate your board, or launch a major fund raising campaign, we are qualified to handle all situations, no matter how complicated they may seem to you. Call or write for a free discussion on your needs and what can be done to accomplish them. Contact Us
Darrell Edwards Senior Consultant
A native of North Carolina, Darrell G. Edwards served as Executive Director of numerous orchestras over the past forty years, including: the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH), Dallas Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Charleston Symphony (SC) Orchestra, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra (TN) and Orchestra Kentucky. In addition, he has served as President of the Regional Orchestra Managers Association and two years on the board of the American Symphony Orchestra League. He is a Kentucky Arts Council Peer Advisor and works with many arts organizations of all types across the state. He was employed as a consultant (retreat facilitator) for the Peer Advisory Network (PAN), a program of the South Carolina Arts Alliance. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in trumpet performance, he served his country in the USMA Band at West Point. He has served on numerous grant panels for arts commissions in several states.
A highly successful fund-raiser, even in down economic times, he can help YOUR ORGANIZATION to be successful, too.