Our Organization

Executive & Administrative Staff

Dr. Nicholas L. Wallin, MCS Music Director and Conductor
Adrienne Fletcher, MCYO Music Director and MCS Assistant Conductor
Kristy Sandidge-Fargher, Operations  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.

Executive Board Officers

Phillip Townsend, President
Bill Kuhn, Vice President
Boyce Burdick, Treasurer
Kierra Squires, Secretary

Orchestra Relations Committee

Marella McGreal, Interim Orchestra President
Adella Hammerstrom, Orchestra Vice President

Board Members

Scott Ashby
Bill Kuhn
Bill McKay
Steve Wiley
Kiera Squires

We are also currently looking for a Director of Communications. Here is the job description and directions for applying.

If you are interested in sitting on our board, please complete the application and submit to our office via email, mail, or in person.

Operating Budget

Production costs for each classical concert range from $25,000 to $35,000. The Symphony’s budget for the 2017-2018 season was $263,000. Approximately 1/4 of that income is earned through tickets sales. During the abbreviated 2019-2020 season, only 8% of our income was from ticket sales. The remainder was provided through the generosity of Mid-Columbia businesses and individuals, with additional support from Pacific Northwest grant organizations. In addition, many thousands of dollars are saved through donations of labor, services, and items. Thank You to all our generous donors!

Please 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:

2018-2019 Season
2017-2018 Season
2016-2017 Season
2015-2016 Season

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