Orchestra Chair Naming Program

A chair of one’s own

You can create a gift of lasting support and cultural significance by endowing a musician’s chair in the Marin Symphony orchestra. The Marin Symphony Endowment Fund provides an opportunity to honor musician and patron alike while ensuring the lasting legacy of one of Marin County’s greatest assets. The endowment, established by the Symphony’s Board of Directors, 
designates these levels of funding:

Music Director

Youth Orchestra Conductor


Guest Artist
$125,000 (one set performance)

Principal and Assistant Concertmaster

Assistant Principal Players

The Board has arranged that monies designated to the Orchestra Chair Naming Endowment Fund may be paid over time.

The Marin Symphony expresses its profound gratitude to the following visionary individuals who have already claimed a chair of their own:

Concertmaster’s Chair, presently honoring Jeremy Constant, is now
The Catherine Munson Chair

Principal Viola Chair, presently honoring Jenny Douglass, is now
The Elsie Rigney Carr Chair

Principal Clarinet Chair, presently honoring Art Austin, is now
The Jack Bissinger & Robert Max Klein Chair

Assistant Principal First Violin Chair, presently honoring Karen Shinozaki Sor, is now
The Schultz Family Chair 
In Honor of Niels Schultz

Assistant Principal Viola Chair presently honoring Elizabeth Prior-Runnicles, is now
The Constance Vandament Chair

Section Chair, Clarinet, presently honoring Larry Posner, is now
The Tom & Alice May Chair

To reserve a chair of your own in perpetuity and create a gift of lasting significance for the Marin Symphony, contact Director of Development Director Angela Colombo at 415.479.8100.