2022-23 Musician Handbook: Administrative and Artistic Staff
408 St. Peter Street, Suite 300, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Tel 651.602.6800 | Fax 651.292.3281 | Email email@example.com
GTCYS Administrative Team
Megen Balda, Executive Director
Miranda Bryan, Program Director
Adam Rappel, Operations Manager
Katie Heilman, Program Assistant
Paul Schimming, Librarian
Kelly Turpin, Development Manager
Position vacant, Communications & Marketing Manager
Naomi Schroeter, Harmony Manager
GTCYS Artistic Team
Each of GTCYS’ nine conductors is a member of the Artistic Team and plays an integral role in artistic planning, auditioning, placement, and recruiting. Conductors are responsible for conducting rehearsals and performances of the orchestra and selecting repertoire.
Mark Russell Smith, Artistic Director & Symphony conductor
Mary Sorlie, Philharmonia East & West conductor & Harmony Director
Brian Larson, Sinfonia East conductor
Laura Hebert, Sinfonia West conductor
Tamara Gonzalez, Concertino East conductor
Dan Mollick, Concertino West conductor
Kent Musser, Camerata conductor
Jack Reynertson, Concert Orchestra conductor
Hisham Bravo Groover, Philharmonic conductor
Rehearsal Assistants (RAs) are the primary point of contact between students, parents, and the staff at GTCYS events. The RA functions as the personnel manager and assistant for each orchestra, undertaking administrative tasks so that the conductor may focus on the orchestra. RAs set up the chairs for the orchestra, take attendance and monitor absences, distribute and collect music, help members with musical needs, and assist the conductor during rehearsals. GTCYS does not provide contact information for our Rehearsal Assistants. Report absences through your orchestra’s Absence Form.
How do I contact my conductor or RA?
Conductors and RAs do not have offices or voicemails at GTCYS. If you need to relay info to an RA, do so in person at rehearsal. You may also speak with your conductor at rehearsal or email. If you have a question for your RA between rehearsals, you may relay it through the Program Assistant (Katie Heilman) or Operations Manager (Adam Rappel).
How do I contact the office staff?
GTCYS’ office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at 651.602.6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The staff is happy to talk to you.
If you have questions or ideas about any of the following topics, contact:
Attendance: Rehearsal Assistant (RA) or Program Assistant
Schedule or events: RA or Operations Manager
Placement/seating within the orchestra: Conductor
Tuition payments: Program Assistant
Tuition assistance: Program Director
Student records: Program Assistant
Lost music: RA or Librarian
Student and parent concerns: Program Director or Executive Director
Auditions: Program Assistant
Fundraising ideas/events: Development Manager or Executive Director
Sponsorships or grants: Executive Director
Advertising: Communications and Marketing Manager
Touring: Program Director or Executive Director
Student leadership opportunities: Program Director
Volunteering: Program Assistant
Board membership: Executive Director
Alumni: Executive Director
Student & alumni news: Communications and Marketing Manager
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