Conductor Announcement

As President of the Board of Directors of the Academy Community Concerts Association, I am extremely pleased to announce the selection of David J. Fitzpatrick to succeed Michael Kemp as Conductor and Music Director of ACCA. David brings a range of experience as a Conductor and Arts Administrator, having guided programs in school, church and community arts organizations. In addition to his strong musicianship, artistic excellence and conducting ability, David’s professionalism, organizational abilities and expertise in fundraising, publicity and marketing, as well as in enhancing community involvement, will help ensure the future success and growth of ACCA.

As Co-Chair of the Search Committee, I would like to thank the members of the Committee – Peter Heinemann (Co-Chair), Janet Easlea, Joan Paltenstein, Loann Scarpato and Elizabeth Wendelin for their tremendous effort, time and commitment which resulted in the identification of such a qualified and capable individual. 

David’s tenure with ACCA begins with the 2019-20 season. Please welcome him as we embark on the next chapter in the book of ACCA.

Kathleen Haskell, ACCA Board President