Donor Spotlight: Peter Fellegy

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Pete FellegyThis businessman understands the value of a professional network and access to resources to help you do your job—he found it in Chorus America.

Peter Fellegy, a vice president with Fortune Wireless, Inc. and president of the board of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, made his first gift to Chorus America in 2006 and he’s been a loyal donor ever since.

"Chorus America is like the hub of the choral field, keeping an eye on the latest trends and issues. I don’t hesitate for a minute making my gift to Chorus America to try to give back a little of what Chorus America has given to me and my chorus.”

“I was a new board member with the Iindianapolis Symphonic Choir and one of our foundation partners provided a grant for several board members and staff to attend the Annual Conference in Washington, DC," he recalls. "I was blown away by all of the practical information presented. Some of it was applicable to my professional life as well as to chorus management. I’ve only missed one Conference since!”

Peter grew up in a musical household. His father graduated from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, was the senior member of the music department in their community high school, and conducted church choir. Peter was used to string quartets rehearsing regularly in their living room. As a young adult he played brass in concert bands throughout his college years at Lehigh University.

His role on the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir board has opened up a new world of choral masterworks and a community of those who love and lead choruses.

"In the business world, you can’t do it all yourself," he says. "You need professional networks and resources. Those of us also working to advance our choruses look to Chorus America for that network. It’s like the hub of the choral field, keeping an eye on the latest trends and issues. I don’t hesitate for a minute making my gift to Chorus America to try to give back a little of what Chorus America has given to me and my chorus.”