2007 Management Fellows

07_omfp_bryington.jpgLisa Bryington, of Tampa, Florida, earned her bachelor’s of music degree from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University where she also completed minors in Human & Organizational Development and Managerial Studies. While at Vanderbilt, Lisa was the Chair of the Great Performances arts presentation group, the Student Finance Committee, and served as Speaker of the Senate for the Vanderbilt University Student Government Association. She interned at the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the youth orchestras of Nashville and Tampa Bay. Additionally, Lisa held operations positions at the Marlboro Music Festival and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. Lisa completed the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management Seminar in 2005. Ms. Bryington is now Special Project Manager, Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra.

Lisa’s host orchestra assignments are with the Grand Rapids Symphony (MI), Spokane Symphony (WA), and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

07_omfp_george.jpgKareem George, a native of New York City, founded and directed the Maxwell Recital Series, a community engagement initiative to provide live performances by young artists to care-dependent seniors. Most recently, Mr. George also served as Artistic Administration Intern of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as Executive Intern of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. A high honors graduate of Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut), Kareem holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musicology, and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Studies (Flute) from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Mr. George has completed additional studies at Oxford University (United Kingdom) and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart (Germany). As a flutist, Kareem has attended several courses and has performed in master-classes for principal players of the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Kareem completed the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management Seminar in 2006.

Kareem’s host orchestra assignments are with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.

07_omfp_manley.jpgMichael Manley, a Maryland native, enjoyed a varied performance career as a French hornist, touring several seasons with the New York City Opera National Company and the National tours of “Miss Saigon” and “Les Miserables.” His touring work led to an interest in labor representation, and he joined the American Federation of Musicians. While at the AFM, Michael has had several articles published in the “International Musician,” including a how-to guide for creating a symphonic audition resume. Michael holds degrees in Music Performance from The Florida State University and The State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Certificate in Labor Studies from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In addition to his musical pursuits, Michael is an avid playwright whose plays have been featured at Edward Albee’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska, as well as public readings by New York-based company “Circle East.” Mr. Manley holds the position of Director of Artistic Programs at the League.

Michael’s host orchestra assignments are with Orange County’s Pacific Symphony (CA), South Dakota Symphony , and The Cleveland Orchestra.


Stephanie Trautwein, a native of Louisville, KY, most recently held the position of Cultural Programs Coordinator at the University of Cincinnati managing three concert series. She has worked with the Cincinnati Opera development department, the National Symphony Orchestra operations department as well as the Louisville Orchestra. Stephanie holds master’s degrees in Arts Administration and Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a bachelor’s degree in Musical Arts from Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, Stephanie studied with Bill Ivey, Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, focusing on issues facing the orchestral world.

Ms. Trautwein is now Director of Development at the Lake Forest , IL Symphony Orchestra. 07_omfp_wyatt.jpg

Kathryn Wyatt joins the Fellowship program from her position as a viola fellow with the New World Symphony. She has had an introduction to management through her time as Administrative Assistant to the Marketing and Public Relations departments of The Cleveland Orchestra. Katie has continued to explore her interests in both performance and management by organizing concerts in Miami, such as the “New World Symphony Tsunami Relief Concert”, as a NWS Mentor to Miami young musicians, and assisting in establishing The Cleveland Orchestra residency in Miami. As a musician, Katie has performed with the New World Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival USA. Katie holds Bachelors degrees in Viola Performance and Political Science from Indiana University, and a Masters degree in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Kathryn completed the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management Seminar in 2006. Ms. Wyatt currently holds the position of Director of Education and Community Engagement at the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Kathryn’s host orchestra assignments are with the The Nashville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.