WSS Appoints New Education Position

Jessica Munch-Dittmar Joins the Winston-Salem Symphony as Education & Community Engagement Director
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JULY 11, 2013) – The Winston-Salem Symphony has hired Jessica Munch-Dittmar as its first full-time education & community engagement Director. Munch-Dittmar will report to Winston-Salem Symphony President & CEO, Merritt Vale and will join the Symphony beginning August 5, 2013.

“The Winston-Salem Symphony is deeply grateful, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, that it is able to welcome Jessica as the newest member of our arts community,” said Vale. “Jessica brings passion, infectious enthusiasm, creativity, and a phenomenal dedication to engage and serve our community’s youth and adults to her new role. She will be an inspiring addition to the Symphony family and our region.”

Prior to joining the Symphony, Munch-Dittmar served as volunteer & program coordinator for the Creative & Performing Arts Program at the Salvation Army of Savannah, Georgia. In addition to maintaining an active private teaching studio instructing children and adults on orchestra and band instruments, Munch-Dittmar previously served as a music educator and administrative consultant for Mrs. G’s Music Foundation; as a music educator in the York, Aiken, Lexington and Jasper County (South Carolina) Schools; as a New Horizons Band low brass instructor and as theater house manager for the University of South Carolina’s Aiken Campus, where she also served as assistant to the band director.

Munch-Dittmar recently earned her Masters of Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award. She holds a Bachelor of music education from the University of South Carolina and numerous non-profit, volunteer management and music certificates. She is a member of the National Association for Music Educators and the National Tuba Association.

Munch-Dittmar can be contacted at or at (336) 725-1035, extension 221 beginning August 5, 2013.

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.