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If you are interested in serving on the MYS board click here for the board job description or contact Amelia Firnstahl Hemmingsen at [email protected].

*Indicates MYS parent or alum

Board of Directors

Kevin Kinneavy *, President
Consultant, Technology Support
Minneapolis, MN

Melissa Falb, Vice President
Director of Group Instruction, MacPhail Center For Music
Golden Valley, MN

Tim Stokes *, Secretary
Solutions Engineer, Slash Blue, LLC
Centerville, MN

Pam Collova *, Treasurer
Honeywell, Sr. Project Management Specialist
Maplewood, MN

Amelia Firnstahl Hemmingsen
Executive Director, Minnesota Youth Symphonies
Minneapolis, MN 

Claudette & Manny Laureano
Co-Artistic Directors, Minnesota Youth Symphonies
Plymouth, MN

Tom Rose *
Counsel, Voya Financial, Inc.
Lino Lakes, MN

Greg Campbell
Patron Services Director, Minnesota Opera
Minneapolis, MN

Lauren Craft
Sr. Development Officer, University of Minnesota - School of Veterinary Medicine
Minneapolis, MN

Laura Johnson *
Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
St. Paul, MN

Josée Morissette *
Consultant, Research Scientist
Eden Prairie, MN

Amy Vargo *
Elementary Teacher and Educator
St. Paul, MN

Honorary Advisory Council

Stella Anderson
Freelance Musician and Teacher

Jorja Fleezanis
Professor of Orchestral Studies, Jacob School of Music, Indiana University

Norbert Nielubowski
Contrabassoon, Minnesota Orchestra

Henry Charles Smith III
Conductor, Soloist, Clinician