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Carey Skinner croppedCarey Skinner, National Repertory Orchestra Marketing Fellow in 2017, won a job with the Cleveland Orchestra shortly after her summer in Breckenridge and has recently been promoted to Manager of Development and Communication. In this role, she is the content creator for the fundraising department with written and design materials.

Outside of the Orchestra, Carey is part of a marketing team with ChamberFest, Cleveland’s Strategic Planning Committee. She also continues to be an avid partner with a young non-profit, the Cleveland Music Exchange, which has an incredible education and performance residency in Harare, Zimbabwe. In addition, Carey continues to play the viola (she graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in May, 2017 with a Masters in Viola Performance), performing with two local groups, OPUS 216 and Classical Revolution Cleveland.

Carey shares, “My time at NRO really launched me into this next phase of my career and I am eternally grateful. I hope this update can serve as encouragement to this group of supporters for how important the NRO is as a career builder for young professionals – and not just the musicians!! Their donations are incredibly significant and so crucial to support this fantastic career training program.”

No doubt that Carey’s positive, can-do attitude and hard work ethic have also played a big role in where she is today and where she will be tomorrow. We know you don’t need it, but best of luck in your new role Carey!