Episode 5 brings guest Joshua Thomas, Vice President of External Affairs at the Philly POPS. He joined the Philly POPS in 2019 as their Senior Manager of Development, having previously worked in administrative roles at the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. He is also active with The League of American Orchestras, and served as a consultant and mentor for The Tessitura Network’s Early Career Development Program. He is a graduate of Temple University, where he studied voice with a concentration in opera.
With previous experience at the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Joshua Thomas joined the POPS as Senior Manager of Development in 2019. Joshua is a credentialed arts administrator whose work connects to his past artistic experience. As Vice President of External Affairs, Joshua serves as the liaison with the Board of Directors, cultivating relationships with key sponsors and donors, and is responsible for the organization’s recent Contributed Revenue growth. Outside of the POPS, Joshua has been active with arts affinity groups such as Orchestra Careers, The League of American Orchestras and most recently served as consultant and mentor for The Tessitura Network’s Early Career Development Program.
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