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Wendy Boucher Named as Interim Executive Director

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WENDY BOUCHER NAMED AS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Wendy BoucherFORT LAUDERDALE (January 15, 2014) – The Girl Choir of South Florida (GCSF) is pleased to announce that Wendy Boucher will step in as Interim Executive Director during the organization’s search for a new Executive Director, effective immediately. In this role, Ms. Boucher will provide administrative leadership during the transition and – in partnership with Artistic Director Wallis Peterson – enable the Girl Choir to fulfill its mission of transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence. The position of Executive Director was previously held by Anne Sallee, who has resigned from the Girl Choir to pursue other professional opportunities.

“We’ve begun the search for our next Executive Director,” said Allen Giese, President of the Board of Trustees, “and we are grateful that Wendy will be providing the continuity of leadership and organizational stability that our singers, families, staff, and audience members need while the search goes on. With Wendy on board, we are well-positioned to search for and engage the most qualified candidate.”

“The GCSF is well-known locally and nationally for outstanding performances and an exceptional music education program,” said Ms. Peterson. “I am looking forward to working closely with Wendy during our leadership search as we continue to expand the Girl Choir’s ability to serve our community.”

Ms. Boucher previously served as Executive Director of the Girl Choir during the 2010-2011 season. She is an award-winning visual artist as well as the co-founder of the StoryBucks.com web site for writers, and she has experience in small business management and the practice of law. She is also a member of ArtServe and Funding Arts Broward. Ms. Boucher holds an undergraduate degree in art from Southern Oregon University, a master’s degree in political science from Portland State University, and a doctoral degree in law from Cornell Law School. Her daughter is a member of the Girl Choir, and her husband sings with the Master Chorale of South Florida.

The job posting for the position of Executive Director is available online at girlchoir.org. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume – including a summary of demonstrable accomplishments and personal references – to EDsearch@girlchoir.org.

The Girl Choir of South Florida transforms girls’ lives through musical excellence. The Girl Choir is the region’s premier singing ensemble for girls and young women ages 6 through 18 and has been extolled by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as “imaginative, accessible, expressive, and entertaining.” The Girl Choir’s repertoire is broad, from ancient to modern, classical to popular, sacred to secular, and folk to Broadway, encompassing many cultures, faiths, and traditions. The Girl Choir regularly presents concerts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and as part of many concert series throughout South Florida, and its multi-level program of ensembles gives each chorister sight-reading, ear training, and vocal production skills while developing artistry and teamwork.

Open auditions for new members are held in June, August, and January, and all girls ages 6 through 13 are welcome to audition. For an audition schedule or more information about The Girl Choir of South Florida, please call (954) 533-9227, send email to info@girlchoir.org, or go online to www.girlchoir.org.

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Anne E. Sallee Named as Executive Director

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THE GIRL CHOIR OF SOUTH FLORIDA
NAMES ANNE E. SALLEE AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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FORT LAUDERDALE (June 26, 2013) – The Girl Choir of South Florida (GCSF) is pleased to announce that its 2013-2014 season will begin on a high note by naming Anne E. Sallee as its new Executive Director. Ms. Sallee brings over 20 years of experience in outreach, corporate environments, fundraising, governance, and community service to the Girl Choir.

“We are all thrilled to have Anne join the Girl Choir of South Florida family,” said Allen Giese, President of the GCSF Board of Trustees. “With her outstanding leadership track record, her strong ties to the community, and her creativity, I believe Anne is exactly what the Girl Choir needs in an Executive Director. She is eager and excited about the fundraising potential for the Girl Choir, and she will continue the artistic excellence and high level of learning that the Girl Choir has become known for. The entire Board of Trustees and I look forward to working closely with Anne as she furthers the Girl Choir mission and takes the Girl Choir to new heights.”

“The GCSF is well-known locally and nationally for outstanding performances and an exceptional music education program,” said Artistic Director Wallis Peterson. “We are truly dedicated to transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence. Like virtually all non-profits, though — especially performing-arts organizations — we are constantly challenged to manage and financially support the administrative functions so vital to the choir’s ongoing development. I am very much looking forward to working closely with Anne to continue to expand the Girl Choir’s ability to serve our community.”

“The Girl Choir enriches the fabric of our life in South Florida through the diversity of its performances and captivating presentations,” said Ms. Sallee. “The organization’s artistic excellence and its mission to serve the community are unparalleled, and I look forward to working closely with Wallis Peterson as I take the administrative helm. I am honored to become part of the Girl Choir family, and I welcome the opportunity to help the Girl Choir of South Florida continue to blossom and grow.”

Ms. Sallee has a wealth of experience as a leader in government, community, performing arts, and business development. She served a four-year term as Commissioner and Mayor of the City of Oakland Park, for which she was named a “Person to Know” by the Broward New Times. Her resourceful energy, development, and strategic planning efforts on behalf of a number of nonprofit organizations including Broward Meals on Wheels, Oakland Park Kiwanis, and the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club have advanced their positive impact in the community. She served in various roles with local performance groups such as The Royal Chessmen and the Cooper City High School Theatre Ensemble. She was previously employed as a Florida Bar Registered Paralegal, and she is a graduate of Boston University’s Program in Artisanry.

About The Girl Choir of South Florida

The Girl Choir of South Florida presents the compelling sound of young women’s voices in outstanding performances through a quality music education program. The Girl Choir is the region’s premier singing ensemble for girls and young women ages 6 through 18 and has been extolled by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as “imaginative, accessible, expressive, and entertaining.” Its multi-level program of ensembles gives choristers sight-reading, ear training, and vocal production skills while developing artistry and teamwork.

For more information about the Girl Choir of South Florida, call 954-533-9227, send email to info@girlchoir.org, or visit http://www.girlchoir.org.

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Girl Choir of South Florida Performs “Sense and Nonsense”

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The Girl Choir of South Florida will perform “Sense and Nonsense” at the Amaturo Theater of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 8:00 pm.