About KJSO

Our Staff & Board


Artistic Staff

Andrew Koehler

Music Director and Conductor, Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra

Audrey Lipsey

Conductor, Prep and Training String Orchestras

Noah Krzan

Assistant Conductor, Prep String Orchestras

Beth Jonker

Co-Director, Prep Winds

Jesse Williams

Co-Director, Prep Winds


Board of Directors

  • Diane Frybarger, President
  • Ashley Lanting, Vice President
  • Janelle Randall, Vice President
  • Julie VanGyseghem, Secretary
  • Matt Miller, Treasurer
  • Lee Lanting, Player Director
  • Genevieve Kim, Player Director
  • Gary Smith
  • Stuart Deming
  • Cindy Gustafson
  • Margaret Hamilton
  • Jay Heckler
  • Beth McCann
  • Kara Miyasato
  • Julie Peterson
  • Charlie Tomlinson
  • Amy Bonnema
  • Raymond Wicks


Youth Advisory Council

  • String Representatives
    • Lee Lanting, Player Director
    • Addison Randall, Player Director Alternate
    • Alexis Brigham
    • Astrid Code
    • Maia Lintner
  • Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Representatives
    • Genevieve Kim, Player Director
    • Max Berkowitz, Player Director Alternate
    • Kayla O’Donnell
    • Emily Voss


Executive Staff

  • Lee Fletcher, Executive Director
    • (269) 349-7557
    • lfletcher@kalamazoojuniorsymphony.com
  • Dave Crider, Operations Director
    • dcrider@kalamazoojuniorsymphony.com




Read about our

History & Accomplishments.