LexPhil Proudly Welcomes Four New Administrative Team Members!


LEXINGTON, KY – The Lexington Philharmonic is proud to introduce four new additions to the orchestra’s administrative team for the 2016-2017 season. LexPhil is very excited to share the talent and knowledge of its newest staff members as it continues to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music throughout the Bluegrass Community. Join us in welcoming them to the Lexington Philharmonic!

New talent at LexPhil:
John Thompson became a full-time employee with the Lexington Philharmonic in January 2016.  Before accepting the role as Marketing & Development Associate Manager, John was LexPhil’s Patron Data Coordinator and served in the LexPhil Box office during his undergraduate coursework. Alongside his experience with the LexPhil, John has also held marketing internships with Music for All (Indianapolis, IN) and Central Music Academy of Lexington. Mr. Thompson holds a degree in arts administration from the University of Kentucky where he was the President of the UK Percussion Society and an ambassador for the College of Fine Arts. A native of Indianapolis, Mr. Thompson looks forward to sharing his knowledge as he strengthens LexPhil’s marketing and development initiatives this season. 

Trish Roberts Hatler, Advancement Manager has been an active Development Specialist throughout Kentucky for over 15 years. Before joining LexPhil, Trish worked for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital (Lexington, KY), the Kentucky Bar Association (Frankfort, KY) and The Office of the Governor (Frankfort, KY) building strong business relationships and implementing community development initiatives. Ms. Hatler is a member of numerous professional affiliations and holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Centre College. A native of Kentucky, LexPhil looks forward to joining forces with Trish as she fosters awareness of the importance of supporting live orchestral music and builds lasting relationships throughout the Bluegrass community.

Vince Dominguez, Marketing & Communications Manager began his studies at Arizona State University, where he studied instrumental performance and business administration. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree, Vince attended the University of Kentucky to pursue a Masters of Music in Performance & Pedagogy. After graduating from UK, Vince relocated to Chicago, IL, working as both a marketing specialist and woodwind instructor at several non-profits including the Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, IL), Merit School of Music (Chicago, IL) and DanSpiek Dance Theatre (NY, NY). Mr. Dominguez continues to perform in several orchestras throughout the Midwest and maintains an active teaching schedule as a clarinet instructor. The LexPhil is very excited to welcome Vince as he broadens the voice and reach of LexPhil throughout the Bluegrass.

Sarah Thrall, General & Personnel Manager will join the Lexington Philharmonic in fall of 2016. Based out of New York, Sarah studied viola performance at Mannes College, The New School of Music. Before joining LexPhil, Sarah held several arts administration positions at Music for Life International (New York, NY), the Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO) and the Julliard School of New York City. Sarah has performed regularly as a violist with several renowned summer festivals including the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and the Interlochen Arts Academy. LexPhil looks forward to working with Sarah as she leads the Philharmonic’s operations and artistic endeavors this season.

The Lexington Philharmonic, founded in 1961, is the only professional orchestral organization in central Kentucky. Last year, LexPhil presented over 200 concerts and educational programs, including its Season Series, Holiday Concerts, Peanut Butter & Jelly Series for young children, Music Builds STEAM education programs, community programs and outdoor summer concerts. More information and tickets can be found at www.lexphil.org

Conductor Scott Terrell is in his seventh season as LexPhil's Music Director and Conductor. Since joining LexPhil in April 2009, he has led the orchestra in a significant transformation to align with the organizational values of artistic excellence, collaboration, innovation and accessibility. Scott is passionate about engaging the broadest possible community in music as listeners, musicians, composers and advocates. His programming has expanded the orchestra’s repertoire and enhanced the national reputation of the organization through new music, multi-media and interdisciplinary projects, and international guest conducting. Through LexPhil collaborations with high schools, colleges and youth performing arts groups, Scott dedicates a tremendous amount of time and energy to educating emerging musical artists.

Contact information and photos available upon request.


All Lexington Philharmonic programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts. For the 2016-2017 season, the Lexington Philharmonic will receive $170,000 in unrestricted support.

LexPhil’s 2016-2017 season is presented by the Dupree Initiative for Innovation, funded by the tremendous generosity of Thomas and Ann Todd Dupree.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Lexington Philharmonic with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Saykaly Garbulinska Foundation funds the Artist-In-Residence Program, which exemplifies LexPhil’s commitment to bringing the best artistic talent to Lexington and will feature pianist Conrad Tao for the 2016-2017 season

Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for its continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky.