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Indianapolis Men’s Chorus Names Stephen McCoy as Executive Director

The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus Board of Directors has named Stephen McCoy as the organization’s first-ever Executive Director.

McCoy’s background in non-profit development and leadership, combined with his passion for the arts, will help further advance the mission as the organization enters its 34th season. “We are excited to welcome Stephen as our first Executive Director,” said Tim Birky, Indianapolis Men’s Chorus Board of Directors President Emeritus and Search Committee Chair. “Given his history with the IMC, experience fundraising and marketing in arts and LGBTQ+ organizations, and enthusiasm for the role, we are confident Stephen is the best individual to help take the IMC to the next level.”

When McCoy assumes the role on September 1, he will manage day-to-day operations for the volunteer chorus, in addition to leading fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. McCoy will work in partnership with Artistic Director Greg Sanders who celebrated his 20th year of service with the IMC during the 2022-23 season.

"I am honored and thrilled to join the Indianapolis Men's Chorus as its first Executive Director," said Stephen McCoy. "This organization holds a special place in the heart of our community, and I am dedicated to building upon its legacy of creating captivating performances, fostering a welcoming environment, and using the power of music to inspire positive change."

McCoy currently serves as the Vice President of Donor Relations at the Damien Center. Prior, he was the Senior Director of Marketing, Development, and Alumni Relations for 11 years with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Stephen received his undergraduate degree in music education from Indiana University, Bloomington, a Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and has completed ongoing education at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In 2017, CFRE International named Stephen as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

McCoy will oversee the 2023-24 season, which starts this month with the IMC’s production of The Royal Tea at the IndyFringe Festival. “This is a pivotal time for the IMC – we have never been better positioned for growth in our 34-year history. Stephen’s expertise in nonprofit leadership and development will allow us to continue to build on the strong foundation we have in place,” said Clint McCurry, Board of Directors President

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