Arizona Philharmonic Names Abby Coffey, Music Educator, as Co-Executive Director

Prescott’s Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) announced this spring that after an extensive search, board members have selected Abby Coffey as Co-Executive Director. She took the position in May to help usher in the 2023-24 season, which begins September 10.

“We are delighted to have someone of Abby’s musical and education background join AZ Phil as Co-Executive Director, and I look forward to working with her as we evolve our organization,” said Henry Flurry, AZ Phil’s Executive Director.

A versatile flutist, piccoloist, and music educator and administrator in the Phoenix metro area, Abby currently holds the Flute 2/Piccolo position in the Symphony of the Southwest and performs frequently as a substitute musician with The Phoenix Symphony. A supporter and advocate of music education, she is the Professor of Flute and Music Education Studies at Arizona Christian University, where she also teaches music history courses.

Abby graduated Summa Cum Laude from Belmont University in Nashville with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Relocating to Phoenix to further her education, she obtained a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Arizona State University and is currently completing a Core Certification Program in Arts Management through the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. “I am thrilled to join the executive team for the Arizona Philharmonic as the Co-Executive Director for the 2023 – 2024 season,” Abby said.

About Arizona Philharmonic

Arizona Philharmonic (AZ Phil) is beginning its sixth season in 2023-2024 as Prescott’s regional professional orchestra, presenting large and small concerts that engage and inspire listeners. Based in Prescott, AZ Phil draws musicians from across Arizona and is committed to offering transformative music, while nurturing community participation and supporting the needs and growth of the Prescott area performing arts scene. Recognized in 2021 by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce for Excellence in Arts and Culture, Arizona Philharmonic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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