Monday, January 18, 2016
Oregon Bach Festival's new executive director takes over
this press release, the Oregon Bach Festival announced the appointment of Janelle McCoy as its executive director. She has now started in her position in Eugene where she will team up with artistic director Matthew Halls to coordinate OBF's 45th year and its 2.8 million dollar budget. For the past 18 months, McCoy was the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and prior to that she served for four years as the executive director of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. McCoy's background as a professional singer (mezzo-soprano) will certainly bring some insight into her job with the OBF. She replaces John Evans, who held the position of OBF's general director and president for seven years. Over the past year, Michael Anderson served as interim executive position. He is now OBF's director of artistic administration.