Spirito! Welcomes New Artistic Director - Carling FitzSimmons
April 28, 2020
The Spirito! Board of Directors, along with Executive Director Mary Jean Adkins, is thrilled to announce that Carling FitzSimmons has accepted the position of Spirito! Artistic Director. Carling will begin her position with Spirito! on June 1, 2020. Carling is excited to get started and already has ideas on how to work through this shelter-in-place situation, however long it lasts, and keep our singers learning and engaged.
Carling will replace Spirito! Founder and Artistic Director Molly Lindberg. States Molly, “I’m comfortable handing over the care of ‘my girls’ to Carling. I want our singers to benefit from a conductor who has extremely high expectations but also is loving and fun. I also wanted someone who could be a true mentor to our singers and to continue to inspire our girls to be excellent musicians, world citizens and strong leaders. I had committed to our Board and to our singers that I would not retire unless I KNEW we had found the right person for this job. I am overjoyed that Carling accepted the position with excitement and a ‘can’t wait’ attitude.”
Carling will be meeting singers through online chats with Molly throughout the month of May. We all look forward to the day we can all meet with Carling in person.