BARBARA R. LEVY has been elected president of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra board of trustees. Levy is an author, consultant and speaker on board and organizational development and fundraising. With 38 years of experience in development, she is one of fewer than 90 people nationwide to earn the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive credential. In 1998, the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized her as Outstanding Fundraising Executive at its international conference. She is a member of the AFP International Ethics Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and did her graduate work in music therapy.
LORI SUMBERG was appointed cantorial soloist of Congregation Chaverim beginning July 1. Previously, she served as a cantorial soloist at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Beth Shalom Temple Center in Green Valley, and Adat Shalom in Bethesda, Md. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a master’s degree in English education from Boston University. She has been an educator for over 20 years. She attended H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. A composer and guitarist, Sumberg was a 2010 finalist in Shalshelet: The International Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music and was honored as the “2011 Commissioned Composer” for the Women Cantors’ Network. On July 14, 80 women cantors performed the world premier of her piece, “Shar Hapa’amon/Song of the Bell,” at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.