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The Richmond Symphony appoints Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor, Community Partnerships Manager, and Individual Giving Manager

M E D I A  A D V I S O R Y

Richmond, Virginia – July 21, 2015 The Richmond Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Moseley as Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor. In his role as the Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor, Moseley will lead weekly rehearsals and two Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program concerts in the 2015-16 Season. Moseley is a native of Richmond and is currently the Director of Bands/Orchestra at Varina High School in Henrico, VA.

Amy Atticks will join the Richmond Symphony on August 3 as the new Individual Giving Manager. Her role includes planning individual giving and annual fund campaigns, coordinating Symphony volunteers, and managing donor cultivation events. Atticks is currently a member of the 20/30 Board for the Piedmont Council for the Arts, and a creative consultant for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. Over the last decade, she has managed special projects and outreach initiatives for Colonial Williamsburg, Heart of Brooklyn, Brown University Library, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, MIT Museum, Harvard University, Sally Mann, and Offaly County Council, Ireland.

The Richmond Symphony also welcomes Suzanne Mallory-Parker, who has accepted the position of Community Partnerships Manager. In this newly created role, Mallory-Parker will be responsible for cultivating partnerships among arts, education and community-based organizations in support of the symphony’s community concerts and education work. She most recently served as Associate Director of Education for the Genworth BrightLights Education Center at Richmond CenterStage. Prior to that position, she taught band and choral music in the public schools of Virginia and served as the Performing Arts Instructional Specialist for Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Christopher Moseley is the Director of Bands/Orchestra at Varina High School in Henrico, VA.  He is a graduate of Huguenot High School in Richmond, VA and earned his Bachelor of Art Degree in Music Education from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Currently he is completing a Master of Music Education Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Moseley’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Virginia Music Educators Association, Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association, the International Trumpet Guild, and the American String Teachers Association. Mr. Moseley is the conductor of the Richmond Police Athletic League community band and music director for the Richmond Nativity Pageant. Mr. Moseley has served as guest conductor and adjudicator locally and for the Florida Bandmasters Association.

Mr. Moseley has performed on the 20th Century Fox Movie “Drumline”, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, ESPN, EA Sports Video Games, MTV, BET, The Word Network, and Walt Disney World.  He maintains an active schedule teaching and as trumpeter in the QuintEssential Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Moseley enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Erika and their children Jordyn and Josiah.

Amy Atticks received her bachelor’s from the College of William & Mary and her master’s in the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage and the arts from Brown University. She has served as a member of Development Officers of Research and Academic Libraries and Ivy+ Fundraisers, was an Emerging Leaders of New York Arts, a HASTAC Scholar, and she holds a certificate in Philanthropy and Voluntary Service from the Fund for American Studies.

Suzanne Mallory-Parker most recently served as Associate Director of Education for the Genworth BrightLights Education Center at Richmond CenterStage. Prior to that position, she was the Instructional Specialist for Performing Arts for Chesterfield County Public Schools overseeing the performing arts department – retiring after 32 years of service. She has taught choral music and band in the public schools of Virginia for over 20 years and has served as a guest clinician, adjudicator and conductor for choral festivals, schools, and churches. In addition, Ms. Mallory-Parker is an accomplished oboist and played with the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra for many years. She holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Mallory-Parker has served as a fine arts consultant for the Virginia Department of Education and Hopewell City Public Schools and is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Virginia Music Educators Association and the Association for Curriculum and Development. She is a former Board Member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and served on the Education Advisory Group for Richmond CenterStage. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for City Singers Children’s Choir and has been appointed to serve a three-year term to the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Education.


About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.