Kathryn Boucher joined the Spartanburg Philharmonic as Executive Director in May of 2014. Ms. Boucher works collaboratively with the Philharmonic Board of Directors on strategic initiatives in furthering the Philharmonic’s mission to enrich, inspire, and educate the Spartanburg community through live performances of high-quality music. With roots dating back to 1884, the Philharmonic is one of the largest performing arts organizations in the region.
Born and raised in Greenville, SC, Kathryn earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance & Art History from Wofford College. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Winthrop University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. She will begin in Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clemson University this fall. Her successful 15+ year career in arts management began as a Development Officer with the Mint Museums of Art in Charlotte, NC.
In addition to her leadership at the Spartanburg Philharmonic, she has been the part-time Art Gallery Director at Converse College for over 11 years. She is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg, class of 2016 and will graduate this spring from the SC Diversity Leaders Initiative. Her community involvement includes serving as Secretary for the League of American Orchestras, Groups 7-8, Board Member for Leadership Spartanburg Alumni Association, Board Member of the Chapman Cultural Center, Social Committee Member for Spartanburg Young Professionals, and is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as the Downtown Spartanburg Rotary Club.
Kathryn resides in Spartanburg with her husband Jeff, an Assistant Principal at Spartanburg High School, and their 4 children.