Late today the Vermont Youth Orchestra announced that Caroline Whiddon, the organization’s Executive Director for the last 12 years, will be leaving her post as of January 31st. Caroline has been with the VYO since 1998. Under her supervision the organization has experienced many successes including a threefold increase in the orchestra’s student population, and a $2 million capital campaign to renovate the Orchestra’s offices at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester.
What’s next? That’s not clear – at least, not to the public, not yet.
What is clear is that Caroline will continue to sieze whatever new adventures life brings. We send along our thanks for all she’s done to help make our own Vermont Youth Orchestra one of the best experiences a young musician can have. (On the purely selfish side – they make for a pretty great audience experience too!)