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Staff and Faculty

Dalouge

Dalouge Smith

President & CEO

Dalouge Smith is in his 13th season leading San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. He has overseen development of SDYS’ vision to “make music education accessible and affordable for all students.”
Read his bio here.

Jeff

Jeff Edmons

Music Director

Jeff Edmons is now in his twenty-first year with SDYS. Under his direction, the Youth Symphony has experienced tremendous growth, both in enrollment and in its level of musical achievement.
Read his bio here.

Leadership Team

Amber Joy Weber

Amber Joy Weber

Deputy Director

Jane Merrill

Jane Merrill

Institutional Giving Manager

Wade Sherman

Wade Sherman

External Relations Director

Stephanie Foster Bonifas

Stephanie Foster Bonifas

Production and Operations Manager

Dr. Sidney Yin

Dr. Sidney Yin

Associate Director of Conservatory Programs

Annette Fritzsche

Annette Fritzsche

Community Partnership Manager

Conservatory Program Staff and Faculty

Juan Cristóbal Palacios

Juan Cristóbal Palacios

Conductor

Read his bio here

Adam Pezdek

Adam Pezdek

Conductor

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Ulli Reiner

Ulli Reiner

Conductor

Read her bio here

Anthony Do-Hoon Kim

Anthony Do-Hoon Kim

Conductor

Read his bio here

Chris Lea

Chris Lea

Conductor

Read his bio here

Ryan Welsh

Ryan Welsh

Music Theory Instructor

Ruben Hernandez

Ruben Hernandez

Percussion Coach

Carol Pelkner

Carol Pelkner

Percussion Coach

Kyle Henning

Kyle Henning

Conservatory Program Coordinator

Rebecca Matayoshi

Rebecca Matayoshi

Music Librarian

Cecilia Vega

Cecilia Vega

Program Assistant

Community Program Staff & Faculty

Kaitlyn Korogy

Kaitlyn Korogy

Opus Coordinator

Marcia Asasi

Marcia Asasi

Program Assistant

Cecilia Vega

Cecilia Vega

Program Assistant

Devin Burnworth

Devin Burnworth

Community Teaching Artist

Lowri Casimiro

Lowri Casimiro

Community Teaching Artist

Emily Dawson

Emily Dawson

Community Teaching Artist

Deborah Harrington

Deborah Harrington

Community Teaching Artist

Ruben Hernandez

Ruben Hernandez

Community Teaching Artist

Marc Keehmer

Marc Keehmer

Community Teaching Artist

Zoe Kumagai

Zoe Kumagai

Community Teaching Artist

Batya MacAdam-Somer

Batya MacAdam-Somer

Community Teaching Artist

Mario Miragliotta

Mario Miragliotta

Community Teaching Artist

Susana Obando Barquero

Susana Obando Barquero

Community Teaching Artist

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Community Teaching Artist

Flavia Pisco

Flavia Pisco

Community Teaching Artist

Tyler Richardson

Tyler Richardson

Community Teaching Artist

Andrew Waid

Andrew Waid

Community Teaching Artist

Kyle Blase

Kyle Blase

Early Childhood Teacher

Sharon Ormsbee

Sharon Ormsbee

General Music Teacher

Marife Biares

Marife Biares

Community Teaching Artist

Production and Operations Staff

Max S. Carreon, III

Max S. Carreon, III

Production Coordinator

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Instrument Librarian

Aurora Ilog

Aurora Ilog

Production Assistant

Huda Kahin

Huda Kahin

Production Assistant

Emily Persinko

Emily Persinko

Production Assistant

Cory Stapleton

Cory Stapleton

Production Assistant

Administrative Staff

Terry Williams

Terry Williams

Development Coordinator

Anji Taylor

Anji Taylor

Communications Coordinator

Sean Laperruque

Sean Laperruque

Accounting Assistant

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