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Lynne Lloyd Joins Anchorage Youth Symphony


Dec. 1, 2009


Anchorage Youth Symphony is pleased to announce that Ms. Lynne Lloyd has joined our organization as our Executive Director.  After conducting a multi-year review of its operations, mission, and strategic plan, AYS sought to hire an Executive Director. The organization plans to continue to improve operations to reach the same level of excellence that they achieve musically. The AYS Board hired an Executive Director to help the organization improve operations, with an emphasis on the future development and growth to better serve our community's young musicians.

“This is a natural and exciting progression for the Anchorage Youth Symphony, resulting from many successes over the past few years,” says Board President Robert Harris. “We’re delighted to take the organization in this new direction.”

Ms. Lloyd has worked extensively with youth-focused organizations and in the non-profit sector, including building Portland's pro bono programs as the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Aid Services of Oregon. Previously, Ms. Lloyd obtained a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated as a member of the Cornelius Honor Society and with awards for outstanding client advocacy, among others. Additionally, Ms. Lloyd was actively involved in the Public Interest Law Project at Lewis & Clark, serving as President, and co-chairing a large annual auction which benefitted students and attorneys who wished to work in the public interest sector. She practiced law for several years in Oregon before relocating to Alaska. Ms. Lloyd has an extensive background in youth programming and development, including work with the North Carolina Outward Bound School where she specialized in teaching mediation, group dynamics, and leadership. Ms. Lloyd has worked as an instructor for a variety of private schools and camps throughout the west coast, and has volunteered for numerous youth mentoring programs. Most recently, Ms. Lloyd served as Executive Director of the Anchorage Ski Club.  “I am very excited to bring my skills to the Anchorage Youth Symphony,” says Ms. Lloyd. “The kids who belong to the AYS are tremendously hard-working and skilled individuals. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the continued growth and improvement of this world-class organization.”

The mission of the award winning Anchorage Youth Symphony, now in its 45th year, is to build musicianship, inspire our youth to love music, provide memorable musical performance opportunities, and create a musical legacy that will sustain arts throughout the lives of our members and our communities. AYS consists of a single youth symphony, comprised of approximately 95 high school and college-aged students, who rehearse weekly from August through May, and perform three concerts each year.  During summer 2009, AYS performed at the Sydney Opera House, and are currently planning a European Tour for summer 2011. The next Anchorage performance will take place on March 2nd at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are available for purchase at the Center box office or on line: www.myalaskacenter.com .

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