Yale Names Director of Development for the School of Music

The School of Music and the Office of Development at Yale University have announced the joint appointment of Betsy Carr as Director of Development for the School of Music.

Carr, who had served in Yale’s development office for six years before leaving in 2000, is currently a Senior Development Officer in the Office of Advancement at Connecticut College. Her new appointment is effective April 28.

During her five years at Connecticut College, Carr was involved with all aspects of the development office including major gifts, alumni relations and the annual fund.  Prior to joining Connecticut College, she was a development officer at Brown University.

Carr is looking forward to working with Dean Robert Blocker and her new colleagues at the School of Music.  “I have had a life-long love of music stemming, I think, from my grandparents, both of whom had beautiful voices.  In fact, my grandfather was a member of the Yale Glee Club, Class of 1898.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to raise support for this wonderful institution.”

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Carr holds a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and was the General Manager of the Summer Music Festival in Waterford, Connecticut.  She is a resident of Stonington, Conn., where she serves on the local Planning and Zoning Commission. She has two grown sons; one is a California wine maker and the other is a Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Blocker, Dean of the School of Music, said of Carr’s appointment, “We are fortunate to have found in Betsy Carr a person with a deep appreciation of music, years of high-level experience in development, and a strong connection to Yale. With her warmth and enthusiasm, Betsy will be a fine addition to our senior staff, and I look forward to working with her on our very ambitious goals for the School.”

“I am delighted to welcome Betsy back to the Yale community. We are so pleased to have somebody of her caliber and experience take on the development leadership for the School of Music,” says Inge Reichenbach, Vice-President for Development.

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