Meg Sippey: Follow the Music

Meg Sippy

Like the children of Hamelin who became mesmerized by the Pied Piper’s flute, Meg Sippey has tracked her own flute-playing odyssey to the Executive Director’s chair of the Bay Atlantic Symphony.

Meg’s musical career had its genesis on piano, but maternal pressure initiated a switch to the flute. Her professional career crescendo included playing stints in Akron, Evansville, St. Louis, and Aspen before moving into administration.

“I dove into administration because I wanted to be on the business side of things to promote the arts. In Baltimore I served as artistic coordinator, artistic planning manager, assistant to the music director, and artistic administrator”

Having worn so many hats in the Baltimore Symphony transitions to the myriad of tasks that present themselves as head of the local symphony.

“In artistic planning I helped program the season—hiring guest artists, doing some scouting of up and coming soloists, working with the music director and guest conductors on what concerts we’d play, and who’s going to perform.”

Though Meg is an administrator in title, she is an advocate for community music at heart.

“My goal here is for the Bay Atlantic Symphony to become more of a thread in the community. Atlantic City deserves a Symphony Orchestra that is embedded in the community in the schools, through performances and through community outreach initiatives. We have a list of wonderful supporters that is ever growing and who are also excited to see us expand! Perhaps even one day we will have our own concert hall here in AC! Now wouldn’t that be something!”

Hopefully, the children and community can follow Meg Sippey’s reprise to a permanent orchestral home.

-John “Yonk” Rosnick

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