Community Arts Advocate
President of the Board and Trustee
As co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic, Joy has realized her dream of creating a symphony orchestra in Scottsdale comprised of professional musicians who provide the highest quality of classical symphony music. Her expertise as owner of a Certified Public Accounting firm, and serving over 25 years actively on Valley symphony boards, provides her with a solid foundation for the establishment, organization and operation of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. Joy is the primary publicity contact, fundraiser, community liaison, and donor connection for the Philharmonic. She frequently works with civic organizations promoting the mission and vision of the orchestra. She oversees and coordinates the activities of key staff to ensure all aspects of orchestra operations are well managed. For over 30 years Joy has performed as a violist in various Valley orchestras and continues her performing tradition with the Scottsdale Philharmonic.
Music Director and Trustee
Carl is co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic and brings his broad experience and expertise to the organization both as a musician and an entrepreneur. Carl is responsible for all the behind-the-scenes musical preparations for the concert season such as co-chairing musician auditions, establishing the program of music for each season, identifying and negotiating with concert soloists, obtaining music and managing all licensing commitments. He is also orchestra webmaster assuring that all information is up-to-date. Carl’s experience as a violinist and violist began with his first professional engagement at the age of 11. While Carl is currently playing 1st violin with the Scottsdale Philharmonic, he has been a performing member of Phoenix Symphony, Tempe Symphony, Phoenix String Quartet, Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Mesa Symphony, Scottsdale Symphony, and is the Concert Master at Phoenix First Assembly. Carl spent four summers working with Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley under the Assistant Director of the New York Philharmonic. His business experience includes handling public relations as well as doing instrument repair at the Reiter String Shop, a family owned business for over 30 years in Phoenix.