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Our Mission

The mission of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate and enrich lives near and far by creating extraordinary musical experiences with uncompromising artistic excellence.

With a 61-year history of artistic excellence, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is recognized as the largest and most distinguished performing arts organization in Maryland’s capital city. Under the direction of Jose-Luis Novo, the Symphony continues to rise in excellence and national reputation, performing Masterworks, Pops, Family Concerts and special events. The Symphony reaches thousands annually with its free Pops in the Park concert, joint concerts with the United States Naval Academy, accompanying the Annapolis Opera, and collaborative projects with other arts organizations and touring headliners. Additionally, we sponsor award-winning education concerts and outreach programs in community schools, sharing the joy of music-making with thousands of school children.

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2022-2023 Board of Trustees


Mary McKiel, PhD

Shelley Row, PE, CSP
Vice Chair

Jerray Slocum

Ann Whitcomb
Assistant Treasurer & VP-Finance

Katherine Edwards, MD

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD
Assistant Secretary


Robert Arias
Florence Calvert
Georgianna Crosby
Bill Davis
Ginger From
Charles Grudzinskas
Michelle Hellstern
Deb Howe
Geraldine "Mimi" Ladd Jones
Jill Kidwell
Monique Langston, MD
Shaun Mathis
Stephen A. Sotack
Marie Treanor

Trustees Emeritus

Peter Evans
David Anthony Huggins
Joe Rubino

Ex Officio Trustees

José-Luis Novo, Artistic Director & Conductor
The Philip Richebourg Chair

Paula Abernethy, FASO Representative

Orchestra Representative

Kristin Bakkegard, Musicians’ Representative, Players Committee

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Staff
Barbara Randolph
Interim Executive Director
José-Luis Novo
Artistic Director & Conductor
The Philip Richebourg Chair
Sarah Johansen
Director of Business Operations
Miriam Fogel
Director of Artistic Operations
Diana Love
Director of Marketing & Communications
Netanel Draiblate
Annapolis Symphony Academy Director & Founder
Julie Nolan
Director of Education & Community Outreach
Grants Manager
Erica Johnson
Olivia Ren
Orchestra Librarian
David Sciannella
Operations Manager
Maya McAtee
Office & Data Manager
Shun Yao
Assistant Conductor, Annapolis Symphony Academy
Kimberly Valerio
Annapolis Symphony Academy Department Head, Winds & Brass
Heather Haughn
Annapolis Symphony Academy Department Head, Strings