The Board of Directors of the Turtle Creek Chorale has voted unanimously to change the status of Bruce Jaster from interim to full-time, permanent Executive Director. Jaster joined the staff of the Chorale in January of this year as Executive Director on an interim basis.
Jaster’s history with the Chorale is long, having been a singing member for fifteen years and a member of the Board of Directors for ten years. “The Chorale has been a part of my life since first attending a concert on the SMU campus in the early 1980’s. To be able now to serve as Executive Director is a dream realized,” says Jaster.
David Hess, Chair of the Chorale’s Board, added, “We are pleased to take another in the important steps toward assuring that the Chorale is on solid footing and moving toward greater heights. With this most recent change, and the naming of Sean Baugh as permanent Artistic Director in March, the Chorale no longer has any ‘interim’ placeholders among its staff.”
Jaster has long been active in the Dallas community and nationally. He currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), on the Advisory Council of the University of Texas Southwestern School of Orthotics and Prosthetics and on the national Board of Directors for the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF).
Previously, he has served on the Boards of Directors for The Dallas Way, the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, the Oak Lawn Counseling Center and on the Governing Committee of the DFW Federal Club. Additionally, he has been a Board member of the Amputee Coalition of America (now the Amputee Coalition) and Meeting Professionals International.
While an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, Jaster sang with and served as President of UT’s Longhorn Singers.