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

  • Janelle Randall, President
  • Beth McCann, Vice President
  • Julie Peterson, Vice President
  • Margaret Hamilton, Secretary
  • Gary Smith, Treasurer
  • Maia Lintner, Player Director
  • Genevieve Kim, Player Director
  • Ashley Lanting
  • Stuart Deming
  • Cindy Gustafson
  • Julie VanGyseghem
  • Jay Heckler
  • Kara Miyasato
  • Charlie Tomlinson
  • Raymond Wicks
  • Jermain Johnson
  • Janet Thieme

Youth Advisory Council


  • String Representatives
    • Maia Lintner, Player Director
    • Astrid Code, Player Director Alternate
    • Syanna Hoehner
    • Addison Randall
    • Salena Zhu
  • Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Representatives
    • Genevieve Kim, Player Director
    • Jacob Vales, Player Director Alternate
    • Sam Van Loo, Player Director Alternate
    • Levi Groendyk

Executive Staff

  • Lee Fletcher, Executive Director
    • (269) 349-7557
    • lfletcher@kjso.org

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History & Accomplishments.