Albany Symphony Orchestra

Executive Director Joelle Leigh Fryman

Joëlle Leigh Fryman earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies with a Minor in Vocal Music Performance from Capital University where she performed in numerous theatrical and musical productions including A Streetcar Named Desire, Blythe Spirit, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Following her completion of this program, she auditioned for and was offered a position with Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT), a long-standing nonprofit children's theatre located in Columbus, Ohio, as a member of their Professional Touring Company and as a Professional Teaching Artist for their Academy. She worked in this capacity for two years before being asked to step into the position of Interim Education Director for the CCT Academy, a position that she then moved into full-time. After a four-year tenure as the Education Director, Fryman took leave from CCT in order to continue her education at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, where she received her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management.

On completion of her degree Fryman accepted the position of Managing Director with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) in Winona, Minnesota. After two and a half years with MCA, she tenured her resignation in order to support her husband, a military officer posted in Texas and subsequently Louisiana, and start their family. After a brief sabbatical from the nonprofit arts world, Fryman most recently accepted the position of Executive Director with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) here in Albany, Georgia. She and her family are excited to be a part of the community and feel at home already.