Elisa Birdseye

Personnel Manager/Librarian

Elisa Birdseye has worked for the New Bedford Symphony since 1999 as the Personnel Manager and Librarian. As such, she is responsible for hiring and organizing the musicians and music for every NBSO orchestra concert throughout the season. She is also a violist with the orchestra, now in the section after retiring from principal viola, a role she held for 15 years. She has worked as the General Manager of Boston Musica Viva, New England Philharmonic, and was an active recitalist and chamber musician. Her undergraduate degree is in Viola Performance from the New England Conservatory, and she also holds a Master’s in Library Science from Simmons College.

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