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Meet Courtney Huffman, the New Executive Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Originally born in Marietta, Huffman will be returning to her home state of Georgia. “I am so honored to have been selected to lead the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and thrilled to be joining this vibrant community,” says Huffman.

Huffman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in organizational leadership providing her a unique perspective into the structural and human needs of each organization. She specializes in helping to create strategy and structure that allows organizations to grow and expand their impact.

Huffman brings over eight years of experience in arts leadership, specifically in the orchestral and choral arts world. She comes to the CSO as the former Executive Director of The Arts Hub in Colorado and has previously worked with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra in Boulder, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, the Longmont Symphony, and Seicento Baroque Ensemble in Boulder.

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1855, is the second orchestra founded in the nation and the first founded in Georgia. The CSO, under the direction of George Del Gobbo, has long been considered one of the Southeast’s premier musical ensembles. The CSO’s performance venue at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Bill Heard Theatre, seats 2,000 patrons and provides a state-of-the-art visual and acoustic experience. For more information about the CSO visit our website at

Single tickets for the 2022-23 season are now on sale! Click here for tickets.


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