Emily Harmar, Development Director
Commonwealth Youthchoirs, the parent organization of Keystone State Boychoir, Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Find Your Instrument! and Good Mornin’ Music, is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily F. Harmar as the organization’s first Development Director.
“After fifteen years of growth, this marks a coming of age for our organization,” says Steven M. Fisher, founder and artistic director of the Commonwealth Youthchoirs. “Through our four choral programs, we now serve students from age 4 to 18 and more than 600 families throughout the greater Philadelphia region. We know that with this key addition to our staff we are poised to build our capacity for the future as one of Philadelphia’s premier youth arts organizations.”
Ms. Harmar brings over 24 years of experience in fundraising and communications, most recently as the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at Greene Street Friends School. “I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic organization that, in a decade and a half, has made its mark on Philadelphia and around the world. Having had a son who sang with Keystone State Boychoir for nine years, I have witnessed the power of Commonwealth Youthchoirs to transform lives through music making and performance. What impresses me most is Commonwealth Youthchoirs’ combination of musical excellence with its strong mission of cultural and economic inclusion through repertoire, scholarships, and partnerships with public schools that would otherwise have no music instruction. Everyone involved in Commonwealth Youthchoirs, from the board to the families of choristers, shows tremendous dedication and commitment and I am honored to be a part of this organization.