Alexander Vereshagin – Music Director & Conductor

Volunteer with the Russian Chamber Orchestra Society!

The Russian Chamber Orchestra Society is seeking board member and other volunteers to support our organization.


In addition to traditional repertoire, the Russian Chamber Orchestra offers masterpieces of Russian composers, such as the Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, the Variation on a Theme of Tchaikovsky by Arensky, Symphonietta by Rimsky-Korsakov, Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto by Shostokovich, Russian Folk Songs by Ljadov, and brilliant miniatures by Borodin, Glinka, Rachmaninoff and Glazunov. The ability of these musicians to perform equally well as soloists, or in small ensembles, or in a full 12-piece string orchestra, and also to work with other vocal and instrumental soloists and choirs, enables them to provide their audiences with an exceptional variety of programs.


The Russian Chamber Orchestra Society (RCOS), a nonprofit organization, was incorporated in 1998 and attained tax-exempt 501(c) (3) status in 1999. The RCO is unique in that the orchestra often brings audiences chamber ensemble transcriptions of large-scale orchestral works.The RCO's conductor transcribes and arranges these works each season for RCO performances.In addition, the RCO often performs more obscure works from the classical repertoire, performs noteworthy pieces by Russian composers, and provides local musicians with solo opportunities. The mission of the Russian Chamber Orchestra Society is: to share sensitive, evocative, passionate, and innovative classical music with diverse audiencesin acoustically pleasingand intimate environments.


The Russian Chamber Orchestra Society is seeking dynamic and talented individuals to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.The selected candidate(s) will work closely with the Board’s president, treasurer, secretary, other board officers, the organization’s music director/conductor, and volunteers to provide general organizational oversight.


  • Attend all scheduled board and committee meetings and functions, such as special events.The board meets 4 to 6 times yearly.
  • Be informed about the Russian Chamber Orchestra Society’ mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Assist with the organization’s long-term planning process.
  • Make a personal financial contribution to the organization.
  • Inform others in the community about the organization.
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
  • Keep up-to-date on developments in the arts.
  • Follow the organization’s conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Respect the roles of staff/volunteers.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organizations’ annual financial statements.


  • Ability to:Listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, and work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Willing to:Prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way (according to personal circumstances), and network in the community.
  • Develop certain skills, such as:  Cultivating and soliciting funds, cultivating and recruiting additional board members and other volunteers, reading and understanding financial statements, learning more about the organization’s program areas.
  • Possess:Honesty, sensitivity to and acceptance of differing views; friendliness; responsiveness; patience; personal integrity; and be willing to develop a shared sense of values and concern for the organization’s development.

The ideal candidates will maintain a strong knowledge base in the arts; have an awareness of fund development and/or connections to foundations and other funding entities; and being willing and able to share professional and personal skills for the betterment of the organization.

Please email a cover letter to describing your interest in this position and any relevant qualifications.