Staff and Faculty

Dalouge

Dr. Michael Remson

President and CEO

An accomplished composer, author, educator and administrator, Michael has dedicated more than thirty years to his work as an artist, arts educator and arts advocate. 
Read his bio here.

Jeff

Jeff Edmons

Music Director

Jeff Edmons is now in his twenty-third 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.

Jeff

Amber Joy Weber

Deputy Director

Amber Weber’s entire career has been dedicated to making a quality education accessible to students. She became SDYS’s Deputy Director in January 2015.

Conservatory Program Staff and Faculty

Conservatory Conductors

Juan Cristóbal Palacios

Juan Cristóbal Palacios

Conductor

Lowri Casimiro

Lowri Casimiro

Conductor

Jessica Swift

Jessica Swift

Conductor

Ulli Reiner

Ulli Reiner

Conductor

Chris Lea

Chris Lea

Conductor

Anthony Do-Hoon Kim

Anthony Do-Hoon Kim

Conductor

Conservatory Program Staff

Dr. Lauren Rausch

Dr. Lauren Rausch

Conservatory Program Manager

Brenna Casey

Brenna Casey

Conservatory Program Coordinator

Anna Sharp

Anna Sharp

Conservatory Program Assistant

Cecilia Vega

Cecilia Vega

Program Assistant

Ruben Hernandez

Ruben Hernandez

Music Librarian

Conservatory Teachers

Ruben Hernandez

Ruben Hernandez

Percussion

Carolyn Lechusza Aquallo

Carolyn Lechusza Aquallo

Strings

Avi Mehta

Avi Mehta

Brass

Susan Monteiro

Susan Monteiro

Strings

Carol Pelkner

Carol Pelkner

Percussion

Community Program Team

Kaitlyn Korogy de Guarneros

Kaitlyn Korogy de Guarneros

Community Opus Program Manager

Brianda Felix

Brianda Felix

Community Program Coordinator

Marife Biares

Marife Biares

Teaching Artist

Lowri Casimiro

Lowri Casimiro

Teaching Artist

Ruben Hernandez

Ruben Hernandez

Teaching Artist

Jordan Kuspa

Jordan Kuspa

Teaching Artist

Batya MacAdam-Somer

Batya MacAdam-Somer

Teaching Artist

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Teaching Artist

Tyler Richardson

Tyler Richardson

Teaching Artist

Andrew Waid

Andrew Waid

Teaching Artist

Early Childhood Music Team

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Lionel Charles Avila

Lionel Charles Avila

Program Assistant

Kat Fitzpatrick

Kat Fitzpatrick

Teaching Artist

Suzie Haughton

Suzie Haughton

Teaching Artist

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Teaching Artist

City Heights Music Program

Sharon Ormsbee

Sharon Ormsbee

General Music Teacher

Production Team

Jessamyn Foster

Jessamyn Foster

Production and Operations Manager

Max S. Carreon, III

Max S. Carreon, III

Production Coordinator

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Instrument Librarian

Samantha Farrell

Samantha Farrell

Production Assistant

Steven Soto

Steven Soto

Production Assistant

Cory Stapleton

Cory Stapleton

Production Assistant

Summer Valentine

Summer Valentine

Production Assistant

Katie Van Note

Katie Van Note

Production Assistant

Development & Marketing Team

Karin Hughes

Karin Hughes

Institutional Giving Manager

Anji Taylor

Anji Taylor

Marketing and Communications Manager

Terry Williams

Terry Williams

Individual Giving Manager

Hannah Pierangelo

Hannah Pierangelo

Individual Giving Coordinator

Micah Taberner

Micah Taberner

Graphic Design Assistant

Business Operations Team

Sean Laperruque

Sean Laperruque

Business Operations Coordinator

Minerva Salido

Minerva Salido

Accounting Assistant

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