The Winston-Salem Symphony Names New Artistic Operations Director

"The Winston-Salem Symphony announced the engagement of James Travis Creed as its new Artistic Operations Director effective August 1, 2014. 

A native of Surry County, North Carolina, Creed has spent the past 13 years behind the scenes at hundreds of productions all over the state. He joins the Winston-Salem Symphony from the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served most recently as Director of Operations and previously as Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager.  Prior to the North Carolina Symphony, he was Properties Manager, Audio and Lighting Technician, and Set Carpenter for the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, providing all aspects of backstage technical support for local companies and touring shows. 

Of his appointment, Maestro Robert Moody said, “We are thrilled to have Travis join our team! The depth of his experience with the North Carolina Symphony will be invaluable to us as we grow the artistic operations of the Winston-Salem Symphony.” 

Creed added, “My family and I are thrilled to be joining the Winston-Salem Symphony family and we look forward to being part of the arts and culture that Winston-Salem is renowned for.”

Creed’s primary duties will include artistic operations planning and budgeting, artistic calendar management, venue and crew coordination and management, sound and lighting management, stage management, and guest artist contract negotiations and administration. 

Creed attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and he holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture from Wilkes Community College.  He joins the staff of the Winston-Salem Symphony on August 1, 2014 and after that date can be reached at or at 336-725-1035, extension 214.

About the Winston-Salem Symphony
The Winston-Salem Symphony begins its 68th season in September 2014 as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. This season also marks Maestro Robert Moody’s 10th Anniversary with the Symphony. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, its performance season includes a classics series, a pops series, concerts for kids, annual  performances of Handel’s Messiah, a concert featuring Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony musicians, holiday concerts, three youth orchestra ensembles, and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs.  For more information visit"
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