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.


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Executive Director
Vermont Youth Orchestra Association

Vice Chair

Linda Edelstein

Executive Director
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra


Lindsay Nova

Executive Director
Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

Kathleen Allen Executive Director
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra

Megen Balda

Executive Director
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS)

Jonathan Brennand Artistic Director
Worcester Youth Orchestras
Rebecca Calos Executive Director
Empire State Youth Orchestras
Helen Cha-Pyo Artistic Director
New Jersey 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
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 Executive Director
Hawaii Youth Symphony
League Staff Liaison
Amanda Díaz Manager, Learning and Leadership Programs
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