Congratulations to Brother Taylor Rambo, who will be taking on the role of Executive Director of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra this summer! Brother Rambo will succeed Executive Director Susan Stensland, who will retire after 15 years of distinguished service and join the GSO board of directors.
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Taylor is a performing arts professional with more than five years of experience in arts management and fundraising. He previously served as the major gifts and campaign manager with Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., and has held fundraising and staff positions at the American Pops Orchestra, The Washington Ballet, and APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. For the past few months, he has served as a development consultant with the GSO.
As Taylor prepares for his new role as GSO’s Executive Director, he shared with us what he is looking forward to the most. “After ten years of growing and developing out in the world, [I’m excited to be] bringing my energy, skills, and expertise back home to the community where I was raised.”
Brother Rambo earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music business and entertainment industries and a Master of Arts degree in arts presenting and live entertainment management from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He also received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.
He holds professional memberships with APAP and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2010, he was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha by the Beta Tau Chapter at the University of Miami.
“Many of my mentors growing up were Sinfonians,” says Rambo. “From my church youth choir director to my high school band directors (David Dubose – Delta Psi – 1992, and David Dover – Epsilon Lambda – 1993) and even my International Baccalaureate music teacher. I’ve had so many Sinfonians along the way mentor me and support me through major career transitions and was even encouraged to get involved in the Georgia Symphony by one of my Sinfonian mentors, Bryan Black (Pi Sigma – 1987), the director of the GSO Chorus and my former church youth choir director.”
Brother Rambo assumes the position effective July 1, 2021. We wish him the best as he works alongside Maestro Timothy Verville (Mu – 2003)!
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.
Our vision is to continue growing a thriving and innovative cultural organization that enriches, educates, and inspires audiences, students, and musicians in the community.