ABS is pleased to announce the appointment of Garrett Shatzer as the organization’s Development Director effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Shatzer joins the San Francisco–based staff after engagements as the Annual Fund & Institutional Giving Manager at the Oakland Symphony and the Annual Fund Manager at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. “I am deeply honored to be joining the staff of the American Bach Soloists. I’ve greatly admired the group since I first heard of them when I moved to Davis in 2008. Their musicianship is extraordinary, and I’ve had the pleasure of attending many of their concerts over the years. ABS has made great strides recently, and I very much look forward to contributing my efforts to ensure its continued success” stated Shatzer. Executive Director Don Scott Carpenter added, “I am very pleased that Garrett is joining us and I look forward to working with him as we enhance a development plan that continues to support the artistic excellence created by artistic director Jeffrey Thomas; this is an important step for the future of ABS.”
Mr. Shatzer will work closely with Mr. Carpenter, as well as the development committee and the board in cultivating and soliciting individual donations, as well as corporate, foundation, and government gifts.