The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Bredemeier as the Acting Executive Director effective December 1, 2018.
Bredemeier’s responsibilities include managing the human and financial resources of the organization in order to achieve the orchestra’s mission. Within that responsibility she will be responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of the organization and implementing the policies set by the board of directors. The executive director is selected by and reports to the orchestra’s board of directors through the board president. The executive director’s artistic counterpart is the music director.
Bredemeier has been the Director of Operations for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra for 15 seasons. In that time she was overseer of every performance of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus at the Victory Theatre, Lincoln and Mesker Amphitheatre, Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, Rapp Owen Granary, former Roberts Stadium and The Centre, St. Meinrad Archabbey and several Tri-State churches. Bredemeier has served as an executive member in contract negotiations, secured international visas for performers, managed a successful international choral tour to Ireland, formed partnerships with Mt. Vernon Fine Arts Academy, Romans Road Ministry and Legacy Dance Company, continued collaborations with University of Evansville, Evansville Ballet Theatre and Ballet Indiana. Board President Mark Powers states, “Kim brings a tremendous amount of training, experience and talent to this position, and therefore, the transition will be seamless.”
Bredemeier received her Bachelor of Science in Music Management from University of Evansville with percussion major and piano and classical guitar minor. She is also a former Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra member. Bredemeier has guest lectured at the University of Evansville in their Music Management programs over the last 10 years.
Bredemeier lives in Mt. Vernon, Indiana with her husband Dustin and children, Alana and Warren.
About the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra: The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest non-profit arts institution in the Tri-State area. Throughout its 83 year history, the Philharmonic has been committed to providing high-quality music education, outreach and entertainment programs for the entire Tri-State. It is dedicated to sharing the powerful experience of live symphonic music with everyone, from pre-school children to the elderly.