For Immediate Release
Tampa, FL - The Master Chorale is saddened to share that Kara Dwyer will be stepping down as Managing Director in the spring of 2023 as she and her family will be moving out of state. Kara has been an important part of our organization since 2005 serving the Chorale through many highlights and transitions over the course of 17 years. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors.
"Since starting as Artistic Director a few months ago, Kara has been an incredible joy to work with and is an integral part of what makes MCTB successful. It will be an enormous loss to the organization, but we are looking forward to recruiting an outstanding new Executive Director as the choir and Tampa Bay region continues to grow. We wish Kara great success in her transition!" - Matt Abernathy, Artistic Director
"Kara's dedication, attention to detail, positivity, passion for choral music, and empathy for singers have made a huge contribution to The Master Chorale over many years. We will miss Kara's leadership, and look forward to recruiting another excellent Executive Director as we near our 50th season." - Tate Garrett, Chair, Master Chorale Board of Trustees
The Master Chorale's Board and staff will now undertake a search to identify and secure our next Executive Director.
"The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay holds a very special place in my heart as a staff member and singer through numerous memorable performances and seasons of change. It is with mixed emotions that my family makes an important move to be closer to family and improve the overall situation for the long-term care of our children. It's not goodbye yet as I will be dedicated to supporting the Chorale remotely potentially through the end of the 22-23 season, or until a new Executive Director is hired. I am honored and grateful to have been able to work for such an incredibly highly regarded choral organization and make so many life-long friends along the way. I look forward to cheering on Master Chorale's many future successes!" - Kara Dwyer
The Master Chorale is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and strategic leader to join our team as Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall direction and management of all aspects of the administration of The Master Chorale. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director.
This position is a good fit for someone who:
- Has experience developing and growing an arts or non-profit organization
- Is collaborative in their work
- Is able to navigate challenging, high-pressure situations
- Has an eye for detail
- Is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core artistic values
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for priority consideration application materials should be submitted by January 27, 2023.