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.


Megen Balda
Executive Director, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS)
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Vice Chair

Rosina Cannizzaro
Executive Director, Vermont Youth Orchestra Association
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David Barg
Music Director, Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

Elizabeth Camus
Cleveland Symphony, retired

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
Music Director, Adrian Symphony

Steven Murray
Executive Director, Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Sonja Noteboom
Community Volunteer

Lindsay Nova
Executive Director, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

Troy Peters
Music Director, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

Daniel Petersen
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, retired

Shauna Quill
Executive Director, New York Youth Symphony

Liz Schurgin
Executive Director, DC Youth Orchestra Program

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

Joshua Simonds
Executive Director, Percussive Arts Society

Allen Tinkham
Music Director, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Kelly Waltrip
Executive Director, Denver Young Artists Orchestra

Randy Wong
Executive Director, Hawaii Youth Symphony