OSG chief executive steps down, retired chief executive and board member co-leads as interim


The Georgia Symphony Orchestra announced changes in its leadership with the resignation of executive director Taylor Rambo.

The GSO issued the following press release:

(Marietta, GA, June 20, 2022) The Georgia Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees announced that GSO Executive Director Taylor Rambo is stepping down to take on a leadership role with the family business.

Susan Stensland, retired G.S.O. executive director and current Advisory Board member, and Mary Kay Howard, G.S.O. board member, have been named interim co-executive directors, effective immediately.

“We appreciate Taylor’s leadership over the past year as we resumed in-person performances and our comprehensive youth education program, while keeping the health and safety of our customers, students, musicians, staff and volunteers as our top priority,” said Ronna Ruppelt. , Chairman of the G.S.O. Board of Directors. “We wish him much success in his future endeavours.”

The board’s search committee began the process of finding Taylor’s successor.

About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra began in 1951 with the formation of the Marietta Music Club.

According to the G.S.O. website:

The music room in Arthur F. Moor’s home at 383 Church Street in Marietta would lay the foundations for what would evolve over the next sixty years. Talented local musicians would come together to create and share wonderful music with the public. From 1955 to 1989, Betty Shipman Bennett led the orchestra during this long period of development. The music club became the Marietta Community Symphony.

The orchestra was later renamed the Cobb Symphony as professional musicians were added to the staff, and in 2011 it became the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

The GSO declares as mission:

The mission of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is to enrich our community through accessible, high-quality musical and educational experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.


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