Staff

 

TYLER RAND, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tyler Rand brings over a decade of arts administration experience to the Symphony, with a special emphasis in classical music marketing and fundraising. Originally from Massachusetts, Tyler has lived and worked in Miami, FL; Valencia, Spain; and Chattanooga, TN. He previously served as… Read more

LORI ZUPAN, BUSINESS MANAGER

Lori Zupan is responsible for budgeting, tracking and managing all of the A2SO’s finances, as well as coordinating subscription ticket sales and producing the programs distributed to patrons at concerts. Zupan also works on Hearts for the Arts, our primary educational fundraiser. Lori is the A2SO’s longest serving employee, and… Read more

JENNIFER BALCH HALE, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & DONOR SERVICES

Jennifer Balch Hale brings to the A2SO over 25 years of non-profit experience, and a specialization in donor relations, development, planned and endowment giving, and stewardship. Jennie is a true Ann Arbor townie and a graduate of… Read more

YI-CHING CHEN, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Yi-Ching Chen is responsible for the implementation and development of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s educational programs and she oversees the A2SO’s volunteer force. Yi-Ching joined the A2SO as an intern in the summer of 2017. She received her doctoral degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Michigan, where…Read more

BENJAMIN TISHERMAN, EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Clarinetist Benjamin Tisherman is thrilled to be joining the staff of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra as Education and Community Engagement Coordinator. He brings his versatile background in community outreach, music education, and arts administration to the role. In 2018, Ben received his Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University. During his time in Pittsburgh, Ben volunteered at…Read more

KARA SUDHEIMER, PATRON SERVICES MANAGER

Kara Sudheimer is responsible for giving customers welcoming contact, handling ticket orders, and preparing for special events. Ms. Sudheimer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Management from the University of Evansville in 1996, combining her musical knowledge and skill on violin (as well as several other instruments)…Read more

KELVIN BAKER, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Kelvin Baker, a native of West Michigan, joins the A2SO after serving in various capacities with organizations including the Cleveland Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony, Oberlin Artist Recital Series, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and CelloBello. Recently, Baker co-managed production and videography for a performance featuring members of the contemporary Grammy-winning ensemble, Eighth Blackbird. Outside of arts administration, Baker is also…Read more

JIM LANCIONI, PRODUCTION MANAGER

Production Manager Jim Lancioni is responsible for auditioning and hiring the A2SO’s musicians, as well as renting and purchasing all music needed for performances. Jim obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan in 1978.  He has been Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Timpanist for over… Read More

MIGUEL CISNEROS, PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Miguel Cisneros has worked with the Ann Arbor Symphony for since 2015. Miguel has sung with the Ann Arbor Symphony 3 times at the annual Holiday Pops concert. Miguel is currently an undeclared undergrad but loves complexity, ethics, and mathematics. He enjoys keeping the arts an active part of his life through his work as Production Coordinator with the A2SO and oversees rehearsals and everything behind the scenes at performances.

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