Staff and Board

Artistic Staff

ALLEN TINKHAM
Music Director

TERRANCE MALONE GRAY
Associate Conductor

DANIELLA VALDEZ
Director of String Ensembles

DR. DONALD DEROCHE
Director of Chamber Music

SCOTT MCCONNELL
Director of Steel Orchestras

PHAREZ WHITTED
Director of Jazz Orchestra

MICHAEL MASCARI
Concert Orchestra Conductor

DANA GREEN
Debut Orchestra Conductor

ANNE HUYNH MCTIGHE
Assistant Director of String Ensembles

STEVEN GOODEN
Symphony Orchestra & Debut Orchestra Assistant Conductor

BENJAMIN FIRER
Philharmonic Orchestra Assistant Conductor

LAURA YAWNEY
Concert Orchestra Teaching Assistant

To get in touch with a member of the artistic staff, please contact Madalyne Tregellas Maxwell, Director of Operations.

Administrative Staff

SUSAN LAPE
Executive Director
(312) 939-2207 x220
email

MARTHA NOLIN
Director of Finance
(312) 939-2207 x300
email

MADALYNE TREGELLAS MAXWELL
Director of Operations
(312) 939-2207 x230
email

ABBEY HAMBRIGHT
Director of Marketing
(312) 939-2207 x310
email

KAYTIE FARIES
Operations Manager
(312) 939-2207 x240
email

KEVIN GUPANA
Development Coordinator, Events & Communications
(312) 939-2207 x280
email

BRIDGET DUFFY
Development Coordinator, Individual Giving
(312) 939-2207 x290
email

KAREN MARI
Community & Family Engagement Coordinator
(312) 939-2207 x250
email

NICOLAS CHONA
Operations Assistant
(CO, DO, AS, PS, OS)
(312) 939-2207 x260
email

COLIN MARUSEK
Operations Assistant
(SO, PO, JO, CHM)
(312) 939-2207 x280
email

MEREDITH SHANER
Grant Writer
(312) 939-2207
email

ERIN G
Marketing & Administrative Assistant
(312) 939-2207
email

Faculty

CHAMBER MUSIC FACULTY

Yoorhi Choi
Donald DeRoche
Terrance Gray
Istvan Loga
Alex Monroe
Scott Tegge
Gaby Vargas

COMPOSITION INSTRUCTOR

Eric Malmquist

ENSEMBLES-IN-RESIDENCE

Gaudete Brass

Board of Directors

OFFICERS/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Ross Bricker | Board Chair
Partner, Jenner & Block

Saurab Bhargava | Artistic & Education Committee Chair
Chief Digital Officer, Merge

Chris Hensley | Governance Committee Chair
Vice President, Philanthropy, Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Kelly Howe | Development Committee Chair
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Pamela H. Conroy | Finance Committee Chair
Retired, Institutional Capital Corporation

Angela O’Banion | Secretary
Head of Enterprise Technology Applications, Cook County Health

Henry E. Turner, Jr. | Chair Emeritus
Senior Counsel, Litigation, Conagra Foods

DIRECTORS

Richard Blessen
Partner, FisherBroyles

Susan Bohman
Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Valerie Calloway
Retired, Analytical Lab Manager, INEOS (formerly Amoco/BP Chemicals)

James M. Franklin
Chairman, Marketing & Technology Group, Inc.

Sophie McCarthy
Managing Director, Kivvit

Yasuko Metcalf
Partner, KPMG LLP

Bryan Miller
Music Department Chair, Leyden High Schools; Commander and Conductor 566th Air Force Band

Delano O’Banion
Retired, Music Teacher at Chicago Public Schools

Jimmy Samartzis
CEO, LanzaJet

John Sandwick
Vice President Client Development, Team Lead, Advantage Marketing Partners

Stephen L. Schwartz
Chairman, First Hospitality Group Inc.

Brittany L. Viola
Associate, Chapman and Cutler LLP

PARENT PARTNERS REPRESENTATIVE

Pam Der
President, CYSO Parent Partners

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

J. Laurence Costin
Vice Chairman, CCC Information Services, Inc.

Fred Margulies
Vice President, Continental Envelope Company

Jennifer Myerberg
Vice President & Treasurer, The Alvin & Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Inc.

Employment

Steel Orchestras Teaching Assistant


Internships

CYSO offers summer internship opportunities for CYSO students interested in gaining valuable experience in arts administration. Applications for these internships are available to students in the spring. Other general internships may be available throughout the year for those who are not CYSO students, but are interested in volunteering with CYSO.

If you are interested in learning more about CYSO internship opportunities, please send us an email.