Who We Are



Lacey Huszcza, Executive Director

Valentina Peleggi, Music Director

Gail Henshaw, Director of Finance & Administration

Shacoya Henley, Accounting & Human Resources Manager

Aleeyah Frye,  Executive & Finance Assistant


Artistic Operations

Matt Wilshire, Director of Artistic Planning & Orchestral Operations

Chia-Hsuan Lin, Associate Conductor

Jennifer Arnold, Artistic Advisor

Brent Bowden, Assistant Director of Operations & Production

Kelly Ali, Personnel Manager

Matthew Gold, Music Librarian

Brent Klettke, Production & Special Events Manager

Chris Pennington, Artistic Assistant

Ben Chase, Operations Assistant

Interested in playing with the symphony? Apply to be a substitute musician here!
For audition inquiries, please refer to our Auditions page

The Richmond Symphony is committed to expanding and performing more than the core symphonic repertoire. We are always accepting scores, listening to works, and researching composer‘s websites to add to our different concert offerings. Please feel free to share your website and/or upload scores for our artistic team to review.

For artistic inquiries please email: artistic@richmondsymphony.com


Advancement & Patron Communications

Frances Sterling, Director of Advancement & Patron Communications

Amy Buhrman, Assistant Director of Marketing & Sales

Lucy Frend, Graphics and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Kira Gay Hiller, Senior Manager of Patron Services & Sales

Geneva M. Knight, Patron Services Coordinator

Kiaya Smith, Donor Relations Manager

Nai’lah Rowe, Donor Relations Assistant

Jake Nurney, Office & Communications Assistant

Sarah Yount, Stewardship and Special Events Manager

For ticketing inquiries, please email patronservices@richmondsymphony.com.

For marketing inquiries, please email marketing@richmondsymphony.com.

For development inquiries, please email development@richmondsymphony.com.


Richmond Symphony School of Music (RSSoM)

Walter Bitner, Director of Education & Community Engagement

Jennifer Tobin, Assistant Director of Education & Youth Orchestra Manager

Marcey W. Leonard, Community Partnerships Manager & RSSoM Program Manager

Jonathan Sanford, RSSoM Program Manager & Registrar

Caitlin Barry, Youth Community Strings Program Manager & Lead Instructor

Anita Williams, Education Assistant

Daniel Myssyk, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sandy Goldie, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Youth Concert Orchestra

Melissa Jones, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Camerata Strings

Matt Wilson, Conductor, String Sinfonietta

Justin Alexander, Conductor, Percussion Ensemble

Dana McComb, Honors & Music Theory Instructor

For education inquiries please email education@richmondsymphony.com.


Richmond Symphony Chorus

Anthony Blake Clark, Interim Chorus Director

For chorus inquiries, please email chorus@richmondsymphony.com.


For the Richmond Symphony Foundation and Rennolds Society please email Trish Poupore, Donor Relations Director for the Richmond Symphony Foundation at tpoupore@richmondsymphony.com