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.
Craig Lubben, President
Doug Phillips, President-Elect
Jamie Williams, Treasurer
Steven P. Kreider, Assistant Treasurer
Janice M. Brown, Secretary
Jim McIntyre, Member-at-Large
Mary Klenow (KSOL President)
Synthia Hardy Kushner
Mary Lam-Rodrigues (KSOL President-Elect)
James C. Melvin
Judy Moonert (Musician representative)
Helen B. Osterwald
Diane S. Robertson
Barry F. Ross
Nola Thole (Musician representative)
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