LexPhil Proudly Welcomes New Talent & Leadership for the 2017/18 Season

LEXINGTON, KY – The Lexington Philharmonic is proud to introduce new hires for the 2017/18 Season: Here Today, Hear Forever. LexPhil is very excited to share the skill and knowledge of its newest staff members and orchestra members as it continues to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music throughout the Bluegrass Community. Please join us in welcoming new talent to the Lexington Philharmonic!
 

New Administrative Staff at LexPhil:

Tegan DeBolt, Development Manager moved to Lexington from Sydney, Australia where she studied cross-cultural management and international business at Macquarie University. She comes to the Lexington Philharmonic after working in Kentucky’s nonprofit community for several years, previously at the Markey Cancer Foundation and the Kentucky Environmental Foundation where she expanded her skill set in fundraising and communications. Tegan was drawn to LexPhil because of its position as the heart and soul of Lexington’s creative culture. On the weekends you can find her standing in a river somewhere fly fishing for trout, mountain biking on the bounty of trails in Kentucky and beyond, and traveling to as many new places as she can.

 

Katy Masino, Assistant to the Executive Director is an educator, interpreter, community volunteer, and musician who joined the Lexington Philharmonic in March 2017 as the Assistant to the Executive Director. Prior to joining LexPhil, Katy served as a freelance interpreter making American Sign Language available to citizens throughout Central Kentucky schools, universities, hospitals, and doctor’s offices as well as an interpreter for the Scott County school system. Katy also served as a teacher at Providence Christian Academy in Georgetown, KY and a strategic community adviser to the Office of the Governor.  Active in her community, Katy volunteers heavily at Providence Christian Academy, serving on the Accreditation Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee, and has played an active role in the Kentucky Education Association and the National Education Association.

Nathan Williams, Operations Assistant is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received his Masters Degree in Arts Administration this past May. Throughout his college career, Nathan was very active as both a musician and arts administrator. During his undergraduate studies, Nathan served as the Operations and Personnel Manager of the UK Symphony Orchestra for two years. Nathan’s Arts Administration degree allowed him to travel the country and world by serving as an operations coordinator for various organizations – Prague Summer Nights, the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, and the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington.

 

 

Mollie Harris, Marketing Manager will rejoin the Lexington Philharmonic in July of 2017. Originally from Nicholasville, KY, Mollie studied English Literature and Peace & Social Justice Studies at Berea College. Before rejoining LexPhil, she was the Communications Specialist at Bluegrass Greensource and worked with LexPhil’s Marketing team from 2013-2014.

 

 

 

Nicole Graham, Education Assistant graduated from University of Stevens Point with a major in Arts Management and a minor in Clarinet Performance. She is currently working towards her Masters in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

New Orchestra Members at LexPhil:

An accomplished young double bassist and musician from Cincinnati, OH, Jack Henning has enjoyed many opportunities playing concerts with The Carmel Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony, and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. He has served as principal bass in many of IU Opera’s flagship productions and spent the last three summers playing with the ensembles of the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina under the direction of Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta and Matthias Bamert. Currently, Jack is pursuing a Master's degree at CCM studying with the Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony, Owen Lee. Joining the double bass section of the Lexington Philharmonic for the 2017 season, Jack is excited and humbled to be a part of this fantastic orchestra.

 

A native of South Korea, Heewon Woo, started playing the violin at the age of eleven. Heewon is currently continuing her Doctoral of Musical Arts at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Dr. Won Bin Yim. She was a recipient of Starling and music honors scholarship at the University of Cincinnati for her Bachelor of Music and earned her Masters in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Heewon was selected to perform with the Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Starling Orchestra. As an avid chamber performer, she was the founding member of the Coventry String Quartet and participated Intensive Quartet Seminar in Cleveland and was the Quartet In Residence for Steamboat Springs Strings Festival in 2016. Heewon participated Spoleto USA festival, Aspen Music Festival and Spoleto festival in Italy. 

 

FY18 Lexington Philharmonic Society Board Officers
Dr. Carol McLeod, President                   Colmon Elridge, III, President-Elect
Jim Elliot, Secretary                               Timothy Dunn, Treasurer

FY18 Lexington Philharmonic Society Board Members
Marcielle De Beer*
Carl Frazier
Dr. John Gardner
Dr. Jim Gay
Linda Gorton
Dr. Don Granger
Steve Grossman
Lou H. Jones*
Ellen Karpf
Dan Poposki
Becky Reinhold
Dr. Ronald Saykaly
Matthew Stinnett
*Indicates Newly Elected Board Member

The mission of the Lexington Philharmonic is to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music; to enrich the lives of our diverse citizenry; to educate current and future audiences and to bring distinction to our community through the orchestra’s presence and standing. Through LexPhil’s four core values of artistic excellence, innovation, collaboration and accessibility, LexPhil will continue to move forward, artistically and purposefully, providing world-class musical experiences and impactful educational opportunities for the Bluegrass Region and beyond. 

Now in his eighth season with the Lexington Philharmonic, Music Director and Conductor Scott Terrell 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.  Through LexPhil collaborations with high schools, colleges and youth performing arts groups, Scott dedicates time and energy to educating emerging musical artists. His programming has expanded the orchestra’s repertoire and enhanced the national reputation of the organization through commissioning of new music, multi-media and interdisciplinary projects and international guest conducting.

Contact information and photos available upon request. 

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All Lexington Philharmonic programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts. In 2016/17, the Lexington Philharmonic will receive a total of $170,000 in unrestricted support.         

LexPhil’s 2017/18 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 Composer-in-Residence Program generously brings composer Chris Brubeck to LexPhil for its Arts In Healthcare partnership with UK Healthcare during the 2017/18 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