This week we look at the field of the orchestral arts; test your knowledge of the art form (it will be fun!); hear a performance by a professional musician (it will be inspiring!); and Enter To Win for your chance to be a part of the orchestral art form right here in Chester County (if you win, the performance will amaze you!).
The Kennett Symphony provides the musical landscape of an historic region renowned for the arts. Founded in 1940, the Symphony is a professional orchestra that serves all ages who want music to enrich their lives, and who want to experience the world of music through a fresh approach to classical and contemporary symphonic works. The Kennett Symphony creates an inclusive and engaging environment that allows everyone to share in the uplifting experience of quality live symphonic music in an approachable and affordable way.
Monica Buffington, our speaker and Executive Director of the Kennett Symphony has cultivated a multifaceted career in music including work as an arts administrator, performer, educator, and governance partner.  As Executive Director of the Kennett Symphony, her strategic vision and implementation has lead the organization through a successful turnaround in all areas of its business. Monica serves as Principal Flute of the Kennett Symphony and is Co-Principal Flute of the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. She maintains two teaching studios and performs chamber music in the tri-state area for her event music company. Monica holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University, and is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University where she studied on full scholarship for her Masters. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Executives, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Pennsylvania Resources Council, and is a member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.