Sinfonia Music & Artistic Director Appointed to Young Concert Artists BOD

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Young Concert Artists (YCA), the prestigious New York-based international advocacy organization which champions young classical musicians, has honored Sinfonia Gulf Coast Music & Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller with an appointment to its board of directors.

“Maestro Fuller has a long association with our organization and has engaged many YCA artists over the years,” said YCA president Dan Kellogg. “He cares deeply for our mission and supporting young artists. It will be a gift to have his voice on our board as we begin the many bold initiatives outlined in our new strategic plan. He not only brings the passion and expertise of an accomplished conductor, Demetrius is also a skilled administrator and fundraiser.”

A versatile conductor and accomplished musician, Fuller founded Sinfonia Gulf Coast in 2005 to “redefine” the symphony experience in Northwest Florida. The nonprofit orchestra is in its 17th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community.

A Fort Walton Beach native, Fuller trained at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, receiving bachelor and master of music degrees. He has been chosen to work with some of the world’s most prestigious conductors and orchestras. He is an award recipient from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, the Werner Foundation and the International Music Foundation.

“I am honored to join the board of the Young Concert Artists, a venerable international institution dedicated to nurturing young musicians. As a prize giver each year for a winner, Sinfonia already has a standing relationship with YCA and I am excited to serve in this additional capacity to help the organization continue to be a leading and guiding force in the development of young musicians.”

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