Board of Directors
KSO's Board of Directors is a group of committed community volunteers who establish policy for the institution, actively work to further the mission of the KSO, and ensure that the KSO meets the needs of the community for years to come.
Doug Phillips, President
Janice M. Brown, President-Elect
Jamie Williams, Treasurer
Steven P. Kreider, Assistant Treasurer
Pamela Enslen, Secretary
Dean Miars, Member-at-Large
Mary Lam-Rodrigues (KSOL President)
James C. Melvin
Helen B. Osterwald
David Peshlaki (Musician Representative)
Diane S. Robertson
Barry F. Ross
Nola Thole (Musician Representative)
Darlene Warren (KSOL President-Elect)
Leta G. Snow
Any history of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra must begin with its founder, Mrs. Leta G. Snow. From its conception until her retirement, Mrs. Snow was the prime force behind the orchestra. In the spring of 1921, she envisioned a Twin Cities Orchestra for Kalamazoo and Battle Creek and presented her idea to fifteen other musicians at a meeting in her home.
The group organized the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Its first concert was on December 19, 1921, at the Masonic Temple under conductor Chester Z. Bronson.
~ Harmony in Community