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.

Leadership Team

Amber Weber

Amber Weber

Deputy Director

Terry Williams

Terry Williams

Individual Giving Manager

Jane Merrill

Jane Merrill

Institutional Giving Manager

Anji Taylor

Anji Taylor

Marketing and Communications Manager

Kaitlyn Korogy de Guarneros

Kaitlyn Korogy de Guarneros

Community Opus Program Manager

David Coleman

David Coleman

Production and Operations Manager

Conservatory Program Staff and Faculty

Juan Cristóbal Palacios

Juan Cristóbal Palacios

Conductor

Jessica Swift

Jessica Swift

Conductor

Ulli Reiner

Ulli Reiner

Conductor

Anthony Do-Hoon Kim

Anthony Do-Hoon Kim

Conductor

Chris Lea

Chris Lea

Conductor

Lowri Casimiro

Lowri Casimiro

Conductor

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 & Percussion Coach

Zoe Kumagai

Zoe Kumagai

Strings Coach

Carol Pelkner

Carol Pelkner

Percussion Coach

JP Riley

JP Riley

Brass Coach

Community Program Staff & Faculty

Marcia Asasi

Marcia Asasi

Program Assistant

Lionel Charles Avila

Lionel Charles Avila

Program Assistant

Marife Biares

Marife Biares

Community Teaching Artist

Devin Burnworth

Devin Burnworth

Community Teaching Artist

Lowri Casimiro

Lowri Casimiro

Community Teaching Artist

Emily Dawson

Emily Dawson

Community Teaching Artist

Ruben Hernandez

Ruben Hernandez

Community Teaching Artist

Chris Lea

Chris Lea

Community Teaching Artist

Batya MacAdam-Somer

Batya MacAdam-Somer

Community Teaching Artist

Mario Miragliotta

Mario Miragliotta

Community Teaching Artist

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Community Teaching Artist

Tyler Richardson

Tyler Richardson

Community Teaching Artist

Andrew Waid

Andrew Waid

Community Teaching Artist

Sharon Ormsbee

Sharon Ormsbee

General Music Teacher

Early Childhood Program Staff & Faculty

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Early Childhood Program Coordinator

Lionel Charles Avila

Lionel Charles Avila

Program Assistant

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Teaching Artist

Kat Fitzpatrick

Kat Fitzpatrick

Teaching Artist

Production and Operations Staff

Max S. Carreon, III

Max S. Carreon, III

Production Coordinator

Samantha Farrell

Samantha Farrell

Production Assistant

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Instrument Librarian

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

Administrative Staff

Sean Laperruque

Sean Laperruque

Business Operations Coordinator

Hannah Pierangelo

Hannah Pierangelo

Individual Giving Coordinator

Minerva Salido

Minerva Salido

Accounting Assistant

San Diego Youth Symphony