NYCOS Chief Executive Morag Campbell to Step Down

Morag Campbell is to step down as Chief Executive of NYCOS at the end of March. Morag has been Chief Executive of NYCOS since 2012 and in that time has secured a 118% increase in regular funding, overseen eight international performances and tours, and championed youth singing at home and abroad through partnerships and projects with Education Scotland, Erasmus+ and the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. Beyond NYCOS, Morag continues in her role as Chair of Enterprise Music Scotland and as a board member of both Impact Scotland and the Hebrides Ensemble.

Artistic Director, Christopher Bell said “Morag’s seven years with NYCOS have been enormously productive for the organisation. Her connections across Scotland and further afield have allowed NYCOS to grow and develop in ways we could not have imagined when she started in 2012. A generation of singers in Scotland have benefitted from her support and advocacy and owe her a huge debt of gratitude.”

Chair of the NYCOS Board of Trustees, Joanna Baker said “On behalf of the Trustees, I’d like to thank Morag for her wonderful contribution to the work of NYCOS. During her tenure, NYCOS has made prestigious appearances at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Carnegie Hall New York and at many other UK and international venues and festivals. Just as importantly, the network of Regional Choirs, working with young people from ages 8 to 18 has grown and developed, providing singing opportunities for talented young people wherever they live in Scotland. Morag is a passionate champion for every aspect of the work of NYCOS and we wish her the very best for the future.”

Morag said “It has been a privilege to work at NYCOS for the past seven years. It has been a particular joy to watch our young singers grow as musicians, progress through the organisation and give some truly astounding performances whether they be in their local hall or New York’s Carnegie Hall. I have also been delighted to see the NYCOS education programme, which gives young people understanding and love of music, develop a global reach with NYCOS resources being used from Stornoway to Singapore. As NYCOS heads towards its 25th anniversary I look forward to attending the many and varied concerts to be held across Scotland and wish the organisation every success for the future.”

The recruitment process for the role will be led by the Board of Trustees and will be announced shortly.