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Board and Staff

Dalouge

Dalouge Smith

President & CEO

Dalouge Smith is in his 10th season leading San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. He has overseen development of SDYS’ vision to “make music education accessible and affordable for all students.”
Read his bio here.

Jeff

Jeff Edmons

Music Director

Jeff Edmons is now in his twentieth year with SDYS. Under his direction, the Youth Symphony has experienced tremendous growth, both in enrollment and in its level of musical achievement.
Read his bio here.

Board of Directors

 

2012 Grand Prize Winner of BoardSource’s Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards

Ernest Smith

Ernest Smith

Chair

Ed Abeyta

Ed Abeyta

Governance Vice Chair

Anni Lipper

Anni Lipper

Strategic Advancement Vice Chair

John Lipsey

John Lipsey

Community Relations Vice Chair

Bernie Kulchin

Bernie Kulchin

Secretary

Abe Chohan

Abe Chohan

Treasurer

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett

Immediate Past Chair

Board Committee Members

Perla Brownlie
Weilynn Chiang
Eric Cohen
Griselda Delgado
Ellen Doty
Craig Gilmore
Marilyn Lindberg

Board Committee Members

John Lipsey
Patricia McQuater
Archie Palencia
Eli Shefter
Joel Sollender
Jeanette Stevens
Shankar Subramanium

Advisory Council

Marvin Levine, Chair
Larry Hoeksema, Architects Mosher Drew Watson Ferguson
Maurice Kawashima
Peter Manes
Larry Scott
Matt Weil

Administrative Staff

Amber Joy Weber

Amber Joy Weber

Deputy Director

Wade Sherman

Wade Sherman

External Relations Director

Jane Merrill

Jane Merrill

Institutional Giving Manager

Terry Williams

Terry Williams

Development Coordinator

Sean Laperruque

Sean Laperruque

Accounting Assistant

Conservatory Program Staff

Dr. Sidney Yin

Dr. Sidney Yin

Associate Director of Conservatory Programs

Kyle Henning

Kyle Henning

Conservatory Program Coordinator

Rebecca Matayoshi

Rebecca Matayoshi

Music Librarian

Cecilia Vega

Cecilia Vega

Program Assistant

Production Staff

Max S. Carreon, III

Max S. Carreon, III

Production Coordinator

Charlie Perkes

Charlie Perkes

Instrument Librarian

Kyle John Blase

Kyle John Blase

Production Assistant

Huda Kahin

Huda Kahin

Production Assistant

Cory Stapleton

Cory Stapleton

Production Assistant

Ryan Welsh

Ryan Welsh

Production Assistant

Community Program Staff

Annette Fritzsche

Annette Fritzsche

Community Program Manager

Kaitlyn Korogy

Kaitlyn Korogy

Opus Coordinator

Marcia Asasi

Marcia Asasi

Community Program Assistant

San Diego Youth Symphony