Who We Are

Richmond Symphony Administration


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


Advancement & Patron Services

Christopher Stager, Director of Marketing & Sales

Trish Poupore, Donor Relations Director, Richmond Symphony Foundation.

Amy Buhrman, Assistant Director of Marketing & Sales

Kiaya Smith, Assistant Director of Advancement

Kira Gay Hiller, Senior Manager of Patron Services & Sales

Allison Demand, Stewardship & Special Events Manager

Lucy Frend, Graphics and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Scott Grim, Grants & Foundations Coordinator

Nai’lah Rowe, Donor Relations Coordinator

Rachel Maloney, Office & Communications Assistant


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

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

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


Education & Community Engagement

Walter Bitner, Director of Education & Community Engagement

Daniel Myssyk, Conductor, Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sandy Goldie, Conductor, Youth Concert Orchestra

Jennifer Tobin, Assistant Director of Education & Youth Orchestra Manager

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

Melissa Jones, Conductor, Camerata Strings

Matt Wilson, Conductor, String Sinfonietta

Justin Alexander, Conductor, Percussion Ensemble

Dana McComb, Honors & Music Theory Instructor

Caitlin Barry, Youth Community Strings Program Manager & Lead Instructor

Anita Williams, Education Coordinator

Anna Mitchell, Education Assistant


For education inquiries please email education@richmondsymphony.com.


Artistic Operations

Matt Wilshire, Director of Artistic Planning & Orchestral Operations

Chia-Hsuan Lin, Associate Conductor

Jennifer Arnold, Artistic Advisor

Matt Gold, Orchestra Librarian

Brent Bowden, Assistant Director of Operations & Production

Kelly Syiad Ali, Personnel Manager

Brent Klettke, Production & Special Events Manager

Ben Chase, Operations Assistant

Matthew Triplett, Artistic Assistant

Joe Taylor, Assistant Librarian



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