John Driscoll

Executive Director
Missoula Symphony Orchestra

John Driscoll has served as Executive Director of the Missoula Symphony Association since 1999. During his tenure, the Association's budget has doubled, as has attendance at Symphony concerts. In addition to financial success and audience growth, the Missoula Symphony Association has enjoyed tremendous improvements in visibility and outreach during John's tenure. New concerts and events John has been instrumental in developing include the extremely popular Holiday Concerts, Symphony in the Park - a free summer concert enjoyed by a capacity crowd of 5,000 and the Missoula Symphony's annual Family Concert, which is consistently sold out.

John also serves as Principal Trumpet of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Brass Quintet. Prior to his position with the Missoula Symphony Association, John worked in administration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Montana Summer Symphony. He also was Festival Coordinator for Missoula's International Choral Festival, bringing fifteen choirs from around the world to Missoula, including the first-ever performance on American soil by the phenomenal Cuban Choir Exaudi.

He holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a master of music degree from the University of Tennessee, where he was a teaching assistant in trumpet. John moved into orchestra management after several years as a professional trumpet player and college teacher.

John has been Chair of Advisory C Orchestras for the League of American Orchestras, and served on the League's board of directors from 2008 - 2010. He is also a founding board member of Ars Nova Press, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and making available the music of outstanding composers.

Active in the Missoula community, John has been a member of the Missoula Rotary Club, graduated from the Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Missoula" program, and has served on the board of the Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau.