FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ESTEBAN NUNEZ NAMED AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GIRL CHOIR OF SOUTH FLORIDA
FORT LAUDERDALE (June 14, 2015) – The Girl Choir of South Florida is pleased to announce that Esteban Nunez has been named as its new Executive Director, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Nunez will provide administrative leadership and – in partnership with Artistic Director Wallis Peterson – enable the Girl Choir to fulfill its mission of transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence.
“The Girl Choir has long sought an outstanding individual willing to take on the challenge of leading the management aspects of our educational and artistic institution,” said Shelley Lunde, President of the Board of Trustees of the Girl Choir. “Esteban’s background in marketing, sales, and administration and his experience in starting and running his own small business will serve him well as our Executive Director. We are so fortunate to have him as an integral part of the Girl Choir family.”
“The Girl Choir is well-known both locally and internationally for outstanding performances and an exceptional music education program,” said Ms. Peterson. “The Nunez family has a wonderful history of supporting our music, and I am looking forward to working closely with Esteban as we continue to expand the Girl Choir’s ability to provide a safe place for girls and young women to learn, grow, connect, create, and excel.”
Mr. Nunez is an entrepreneur, specializing in e-commerce, sales, and marketing. He is the Founder and President of an online retailer of pop culture toys and collectibles. His previous work experience includes leadership roles in international marketing and sales of project management software, decision analysis tools, manufacturing intelligence applications, and educational scientific equipment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University. He has extensive volunteer experience and currently serves as a member of the School Advisory Council for St. Bonaventure School in Davie, Florida, as well as the current President of the South Florida chapter of the Villanova University Alumni Association. His two daughters are members of Girl Choir, and his wife is a music teacher as well as a volunteer for the Girl Choir.
“The Girl Choir of South Florida has played and will continue to play a unique and vital role in the promotion of musical excellence for girls in South Florida,” said Mr. Nunez. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Girl Choir as Executive Director in engaging our members, friends, family, and community partners to fully realize our mission. The Girl Choir is at the forefront of youth choral music – locally, nationally, and internationally – and I am excited by the important work ahead.”
The Girl Choir of South Florida transforms girls’ lives through musical excellence. Now in its 10th season, 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, encompassing many styles, 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 around the world. Its multi-level program of ensembles gives each chorister sight-reading, ear training, and vocal production skills while developing artistry and teamwork. In 2015, the Girl Choir was named the Rising Star Nonprofit Organization of the Year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or go online to www.girlchoir.org.