Donor Engagement

Casey Murphy
Grants and Donor Communications Manager

Miscellaneous Information

Joined the Orchestra in 2022

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Casey describes his role as essentially that of a storyteller. Writing grant proposals and donor communications is largely about collecting, crafting, and conveying the story of Sarasota Orchestra—who we have been, who we are now, and who we want to be in the future.

Education and Experience:

Casey earned a B.A. in Theatre/English from the University of Michigan. Before coming to the Orchestra, he was a Development Associate for Foundation Relations & Individual Giving at Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Favorite Classical Music Work:

"Johann Hummel – Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra (E-Flat Major). As a young trumpet player, I grew up listening to this and absolutely idolizing Wynton Marsalis."

People are surprised when they learn this about you:

Casey has worked as an actor in New York, regionally, and locally. Select theatres at which he has appeared include Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Florida Studio Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.

Give to the
Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Sarasota Orchestra can continue to share the gift of music with our community through concerts, education and outreach programs. Please join us by making a donation today. Together, we can keep the music playing, now and always.

Don't Miss These
Special Events

Join us to celebrate our 75th Anniversary at these exciting events.

Dinner Series
Six Dinners throughout the season

Orchestra Brunch
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Celebrate 75 Concert and Gala
Thursday, February 15, 2024


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About Us

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.