The Organization

Executive & Administrative Staff

Dr. Nicholas L. Wallin, MCS Music Director and Conductor
Adrienne Shields, MCYS Music Director and MCS Assistant Conductor
Katie Crenshaw, Business Manager

Board Of Directors

The Mid-Columbia Symphony Board of Directors is responsible for the financial and legal aspects of the Symphony. Board activities include including selecting a conductor, approving concert programs, obtaining revenue to sustain the Symphony, supporting a Young Artist Competition, employing staff, and overseeing marketing and publicity.

Board Officers

Boyce Burdick, President
Lynda True, Vice President
Phillip Townsend, Treasurer
Braden Sloughter, Secretary


Scott Ashby
Jo Brodzinski
Catherine Exarhos
Allen Marchetti
Gavin Spurr, Orchestra President
Yi Fang Wu, Orchestra Vice President
Braden Sloughter, Secretary

Operating Budget

Production costs for each classical concert range from $20,000 to $31,000. The Symphony’s budget for the 2014-2015 season was $230,000. About 30% of that is earned through tickets sales. The remainder is provided through the generosity of Mid-Columbia businesses and individual, with additional support from Pacific Northwest grant organizations. In addition, many thousands of dollars are saved through donations of labor, services, and products.

Contact the Symphony office at (509) 943-6602 or by using the form on our Contact page to get the latest annual report.

See past annual reports here:

2017-2018 Season
2016-2017 Season
2015-2016 Season

Purchase Tickets

In Person: Symphony Office 117 Jadwin, Ste. 103, Richland
Phone: 509.943.6602
Season Tickets

(Five Concerts)
Conductor’s Circle – $245
Gold Seating – $175
Silver Seating – $125
Student Silver Seating – $75
Bleacher Seating – $35

Individual Tickets

Conductor’s Circle – $55
Gold Seating – $39
Silver Seating – $27
Student Silver Seating – $15
Bleacher Seating – $9