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MSO Executive Director Stephen Beaudoin to Depart in January

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – December 14, 2018 – The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors announces that Executive Director Stephen Beaudoin is leaving in January to lead The Washington Chorus in Washington, D.C.  He has been with the MSO since September 2017.  Board President Hugh Talton said that "personally I will miss my association with Stephen who was brought into the position for his skill in community engagement and his very modern view of how an orchestra can enhance the arts in a community.  He has done this well."  Music Director Elizabeth Schulze said "I have especially enjoyed my creative collaboration with Stephen and appreciate his meaningful work to strengthen our bond with the community."

The board will appoint an interim Executive Director soon, and a search committee will be formed to begin work on finding a permanent replacement.  This is likely to take as long as six months.  In the meantime, this is expected to be a seamless transition.  Fortunately, the MSO has an excellent staff, a committed board, a good financial position, and most of all, a very supportive community.  Our 2018-19 season is well underway and will continue uninterrupted.  We are essentially sold out for the "Home for the Holidays" concert and are looking forward to our romantic February concert with music by Tchaikovsky, Gabriel Faure, and Mascagni.

Talton said that “although we will miss Stephen's cheerful personality, no doubt there is an equally capable person waiting back stage to join with our Music Director Elizabeth Schulze to continue to lead this exceptional regional orchestra.”


The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 season of BEGINNINGS features 17 concerts and music from over 40 composers and songwriters in performance at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown, MD, which will be open for MSO concerts and other events during its heralded expansion project.

Founded in 1982, Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 37th season as the area’s premier professional orchestra.  Under the musical direction of Maestra Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing musical performances that educate and entertain, while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region. Learn more:



This release was updated on 12/22/2018 to state The Washington Chorus as Mr. Beaudoin's next organization.