Friday, July 12, 2013

With selection of general manager, Indianapolis Symphony continues to fill administrative vacancies

A staff vacancy key to Gary Ginstling's leadership of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as president and CEO was filled today.

Daniel Beckley, executive director of the Charleston (S.C.) Symphony Orchestra, is the new vice president and general manager, succeeding Thomas R. Ramsey, whose 29-year career with the ISO ended last February.

Daniel Beckley,  ISO vice president and general manager
Beckley, musically trained as a bass trombonist with degrees from James Madison and Norhwestern universities, headed the Charleston Symphony for three years, beginning in 2010.  Before his appointment, he had served on the orchestra's board and was part of a team that negotiated a three-year contract with the musicians. Beckley's professional musical experience  includes performing with the Charleston Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Hilton Head Symphony and Long Bay Symphony; he's also taught privately. His business experience includes half a decade running BlueKey Web Solutions, a website design firm.

"His career in orchestra management, experience in the for-profit world and background as a professional musician makes him ideally suited to lead the ISO forward," Ginstling said in a prepared statement.

His ISO  responsibilities include "overall responsibility" for the orchestra and Hilbert Circle Theatre, its home since 1984. These include concert planning and logistics, production, operations, touring and run-out concerts, contracts and budgets.