TOPEKA SYMPHONY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2021-22
OFFICERS:
Michael Morrison, President
Michelle Ewert, President-Elect
Mark Taylor, Treasurer
Amanda Niemann, Secretary
DIRECTORS
Jerry Billinger
Jayne Cafer
Rebecca Crotty
Ralph Hipp
Tammy Kenagy
Von Kopfman
Laura Lutz
Peg McCarthy
Bill McDonald
Shirley Moore
Gianfranco Pezzino
Rachel Pickering
Laura Vaughn
Sandi Wilber
Ali Wilson
Connie Wood
EX OFFICIO DIRECTORS
Barbara Duncan, President,
Topeka Symphony League
James Mosher,
Orchestra President
David Woods, Chair,
Topeka Symphony
Endowment Trustees
MUSICIAN REPRESENTATIVES
Shawn Evans
Tracy Teague Tugman
Melanie Paris Wambsganss

A Note from the President

Michael Morrison, TSO Board President

 

Our upcoming 76th season, “Dance Mix,” marks an exciting return to White Concert Hall and our full orchestra! While a worldwide pandemic may have forced us to change our plans for our 75th season celebration, we were one of the few orchestras in the country that performed an entire season of incredible orchestral music. With the help of a new streaming service, the Topeka Symphony was also able to provide live streaming of our concerts; a service which will continue this season as well! Make sure to continue to check our website and social media sites for updates and exciting news about this coming season and the return of Symphony Suppers.

Thank you to our incredible Symphony League for working hard to hold last season’s gala remotely and raising significant funds for the symphony. Our Youth Ensembles were still able to perform two concerts last season while following Covid protocols. Thank you to our conductors and parents for keeping the children safe while still providing the opportunity to make incredible music together. Thank you also to Carolyn Sandquist for teaching the Strings For Success students remotely and in-person. There are big plans for our youth programs this coming season!

We want to wish Bob Keckeisen a very happy retirement as his employment as Executive Director came to an end this spring. We also want to wish the very best for Brett Robison who began in May as the new Executive Director. We are confident that the 2021-2022 season will be a new bold beginning for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. We are all ready to get off our couches, experience live music again, and dance!

Michael Morrison
TSS Board President