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
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Marjorie Gould Hahn
Executive & Music Director, South Florida Youth Symphony
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Bruce Kiesling
Youth Orchestra Los Angeles conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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Charles R. Moore
Executive Director, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
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Sonja Noteboom
Board Member, MacPhail Center for Music
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Evan Richards
President, Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras
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Joshua Simonds
Executive Director, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
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Christopher Stanichar
Music Director, South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra
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Melody Welsh Buchholz
Executive Director, Louisville Youth Orchestra
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Richard Yaklich
Principal conductor/string coordinator/composer, South Florida Youth Orchestra
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League Staff Liaison

Jessica Balboni
Director of Learning Programs, Learning and Leadership Development
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