Meg Sippey, Executive Director
Meg Sippey joined the Bay Atlantic Symphony in October 2016 as its Executive Director. Responsible for the financial and institutional development of the forward-looking arts organization, Sippey works in partnership with Music Director Jed Gaylin to define and execute the strategic vision for the Bay Atlantic Symphony with a distinctive combination of business acumen and musical passion.
Sippey’s lifelong love of music began as a pianist, chorister and then a flutist. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Michigan State University, and a Masters of Flute Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. While at Eastman, she was also awarded the Performers Certificate.
An accomplished performer, Sippey was Principal Flutist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and substituted with several orchestras including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. While performing with the Evansville Philharmonic, she served as a member of the music faculty for the University of Evansville where in her recruitment, teaching, and festival planning, she realized her passion for arts administration, and dove into the business and leadership side of concert music.
Prior to joining the Bay Atlantic Symphony, Sippey gained administrative expertise in opera companies and orchestras across the country. Most recently, Sippey served a six year tenure at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra where she served in various roles of increasing responsibility, from Artistic Coordinator to Artistic Planning Manager & Assistant to the Music Director (Marin Alsop), and finally as Acting Artistic Administrator. She has also worked for the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Houston Grand Opera. Throughout her career, she gained significant experience in artistic planning, community outreach, audience development, budgeting and general operations.
Sippey describes herself as a devoted advocate of music and its ability to inspire, engage and transform people from all walks of life. She continues to foster meaningful, respectful and collaborative relationships with patrons, sponsors and members of the community. She currently resides in Brigantine, NJ, with her dog Max. When not at concert halls or in the office, Sippey can be found traveling, exploring art museums, or sharing a meal with friends.