The Fine Arts Chamber Players’ (FACP) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Nelson Assi to the position of Executive Director. With a background in music education and arts administration, Rachel brings a wealth of expertise to FACP. She will continue FACP’s 35-year tradition of providing free community classical music concerts and educational outreach.
“We are thrilled to have Rachel Assi on board as the new Executive Director of Fine Arts Chamber Players. Rachel’s experience with other non-profit arts organizations is a perfect match with FACP’s mission and goals,” states Board President Celeste Yeager. “We are looking forward to a future of exciting growth under Rachel’s leadership and guidance.” Rachel has taught general music in New York City public schools before venturing into arts administration. She has previously worked in development with the Sarasota Opera in Sarasota, Florida as well as Big Thought in Dallas. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Rutgers University – New Brunswick and completed master’s coursework in arts administration at Drexel University. She is also a classically trained mezzo-soprano and has performed across the country in various operas and music festivals. FACP Artistic Director Rogene Russell enthusiastically concludes, “I am confident that Rachel’s passion for music and her background in performance, music education and arts management will boost FACP’s impact in the community to unprecedented heights.”
For over 35 years, FACP has presented free classical music programs for the enrichment of North Texas area residents. In addition to the free Bancroft Family Concerts, FACP presents the free Basically Beethoven Festival in July. Each year, FACP’s educational outreach programs: Dream Collectors, Music A to Z, residencies and masterclasses, provide over 500 free educational classes and performances in area public schools. Since its inception in 1981, FACP has served over 210,000 children and performed for over a half-million residents of North Texas.