YOD directors

The Youth Orchestra Division (YOD) Directors serves as an advisory group to the League of American Orchestras.

The mission of the Youth Orchestra Division of the League is to promote youth orchestras as essential musical, educational, and cultural assets and to provide resources to help all youth orchestras build and maintain artistic and organizational excellence.

Chairman   

Daniel Petersen
Executive Director, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
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Vice Chair

Steven Murray
Executive Director, Youth Symphony of Kansas City
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Secretary

Megen Balda
Executive Director, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS)
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Upbeat Editor

Amanda Goedde
Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
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Directors

Elizabeth Camus
Woodwind Ensemble Coach, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Rosina Cannizzaro
Executive Director, Vermont Youth Orchestra Association

Linda Edelstein
Executive Director, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Bridget Fraser
Executive Director, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

Marjorie Gould Hahn
Executive & Music Director, South Florida Youth Symphony

Anthea Jackson
Executive Director, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Bruce Kiesling
Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, Music Director

Charles R. Moore
Executive Director, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra

Sonja Noteboom
Board Member, MacPhail Center for Music

Troy Peters
Music Director, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

Shauna Quill
Executive Director, New York Youth Orchestra

Evan Richards
President, Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras

Liz Schurgin
Executive Director, DC Youth Orchestra Program

Aviva Segall
Music Director and Principal Conductor, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

Joshua Simonds
Executive Director, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Christopher Stanichar
Music Director, South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra

Waddy Thompson
Executive Director, InterSchool Orchestras of New York

Melody Welsh-Buchholz
Executive Director, Louisville Youth Orchestra

Richard Yaklich
Principal conductor/string coordinator/composer, South Florida Youth Orchestra


League Staff Liaisons

Jessica Balboni
Director of Learning Programs, Learning and Leadership Development
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