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.


Rosina CannizzaroExecutive Director
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association

Vice Chair

Linda EdelsteinExecutive Director
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra


Lindsay NovaExecutive Director
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras


LaSaundra Booth
Executive Director and Founder
Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra

Jonathan Brennand

Artistic Director
Worcester Youth Orchestras
Rebecca Calos

Executive Director
Empire State Youth Orchestras
Helen Cha-Pyo

Artistic Director
New Jersey Youth Symphony
Amy Chung
Executive Director
Houston Youth Symphony

Bridget Fraser

Executive Director
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
Jeff Grogan

Artistic Director and Conductor
Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
Anthea Jackson

Executive Director
Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York

Bruce Kiesling

Music Director
Adrian Symphony
Eric Larson

Executive Director
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Troy Peters

Music Director
Youth Orchestras of San Antonio
Shauna Quill

Executive Director
New York Youth Symphony

Liz Schurgin

Executive Director
DC Youth Orchestra Program
Allen Tinkham

Music Director
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Kelly Waltrip

Executive Director
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Randy Wong
Hawaii Youth Symphony

League Staff Liaison

Heather BriereDirector, Grants Programs
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