Saturday, June 15, 2019

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County is Hiring a Development Director


YOBC Development Director Position Available

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC), currently has an opening for a Director of Development.  Our current development director, Beth Guerriero, has accepted a teaching position at Rowan University and we wish to fill this opening immediately.  Details about our organization and the position are provided below.  Please feel free to pass this information on to interested persons.  


The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) is seeking to hire an energetic and experienced part-time Development Director. This position is designed to help develop and implement a strong and diversified fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will also work with the Development Committee to implement the strategy for fundraising activities, including individual giving, donor stewardship, event management and corporate sponsorship.  This is a part-time, year-round contract position (20 +/- hrs. per wk.), with schedule flexibility.  

YOBC creates opportunities for young musicians to achieve artistic excellence through enriching classical music experiences. Students come to YOBC with a special love for music and a desire to develop their musical talent. YOBC provides these students with advanced musical training to enhance and supplement their school programs. Since its debut season the organization has grown from a single, 60-member ensemble to 13 ensembles with nearly 300 young musicians.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and remotely
  • Knowledge of the non-profit community in Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area a strong plus
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends to attend committee meetings and events
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • High ethical standards and ability to maintain confidential donor information
  • Proficiency in current development, fundraising and event planning best practices

Apply for this position:

Please send a cover along with a current resume and references to YOBC’s Executive Director, Colleen Sweetsir: If you have relevant work samples demonstrating any of the required skills, please include copies or links. 

YOBC’s office is located in Newtown, Pennsylvania: Youth Orchestra of Bucks County 111 Pheasant Run, Suite 100 Newtown, PA 18940

Start Date:  Immediate

Westminster Choir College June Events Updated 6/15/19

*****Westminster Choir at Spoleto in Concert

Joe Miller, conductor

Performing Dan Messe's evocative song Half Acre and more

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 5:00PM
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00PM

Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes in length

St Matthew's Lutheran Church
405 King Street
Charleston, SC

Admission: $36-$70

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*****Westminster Choir at Spoleto
St. John Passion

Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Westminster Choir 
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Joe Miller, conductor

The unbridled sound of glorious redemption

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:30PM

Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, CS

Admission: $27-$75

For more info and to purchase tickets, please click the link below:

*****Sunrise Mass
Westminster Williamson Voices
James Jordan, Conductor

The Westminster Williamson Voices' recording of Ola Gjielo's Sunrise Mass, conducted by James Jordan, is available for purchase and download world-wide.

Friday, June 7, 2019

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*****The Tinker of Tivoli
2019 Westminster Conservatory Benefit Concert

Semi-staged production of the youth opera
comic tale about the dangers of pride and arrogance and the great rewards of love

written and directed by Conservatory faculty members Michael Jacobsen and Danielle Sinclair

musical score drawn from the operas of Gioacchino Rossini
The Barber of Seville
La Cenerentola

Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm tale The Gallant Tailor 

Westminster Conservatory Faculty and Students
Westminister Community Orchestra
Ruth Ochs, conductor

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:00PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00PM

Robert L. Annis Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540
Advance sales: $10 sold at Westminster Conservatory Office
At the door: $15 adult/$10 children 12 and under 


*****Westminster Conservatory: The Guitars of Westminster
Visiting Artist Stanley Yates presents a recital spanning the centuries.
Performing works by Vivaldi, Carulli, Rak, de Lhoyer, Brouwer, and Merlin

Presented in support of The Guitars of Westminster Fund

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:00PM 
Master Class
Talbott Library 1
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ  08540

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 7:30PM
Williamson Lounge
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540
Free-will offering at the door


*****CoOPERAtive Begins June 30, 2019
Through the month of July, emerging artist perform in art song and opera aria concerts, along with master classes presented by world-class professionals

Free Admission to all concerts and master classes. 

Master Class with Susan Shiplett Ashbaker
Director of Westminster Opera Theater and Artistic Director of Tri-Cities Opera

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:30PM

Robert L. Annis Playhouse
Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ   08540