Staff and Board

Naomi Welsh, Executive Director

Naomi Welsh maintains an active private studio of cello students, and is active as a cellist in the community. Mrs. Welsh taught orchestra for ten years in the North Dakota public school systems and was a cello instructor at the University of North Dakota for eleven years. She holds degrees in music and in psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a degree in music education, with emphasis in strings, from Minnesota State University- Moorhead. Mrs. Welsh is an avid chamber musician with over twenty years of private studio teaching experience. Mrs. Welsh was the recipient of the North Dakota String Teachers Association 2012 Distinguished Service Award and the 2018 Thursday Music Club Golden Note.

Dr. Kevin Sütterlin,

Artistic Director & Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Kara Hartten, Philharmonic Conductor

NVYO Board 2016-17

2018-19 NVYO Board

President: David Krogh: 1st term complete 6/30/19
Vice President:Phil Amundson: 2nd term complete 6/30/21
Treasurer: Mark Romanick: 2nd term complete 6/30/21
Secretary: Wendy Bulman:  2nd term complete 6/30/21

Yong Hou: 1st term complete 6/30/19
Jeremiah Johnson: 2nd term complete 6/30/19
Tyler Manske: 2nd term complete 6/30/21
Madhavi Marasinghe: 1st term complete 6/30/19
Evan Montgomery: 1st term complete 6/30/18
Jennifer Tarlin: 1st term complete 6/30/21
Naomi Welsh, ex officio

Past President: Jackie Spiros

After two consecutive 3-year terms, board members must rotate off for a minimum of one year.

NVYO accepts applications for board membership on a rolling basis, and voting for next year’s board takes place in the spring. To run for the NVYO board,  complete and submit the NVYO 2018 Board nomination agreement form Note that you must first be a voting member of NVYO by being a parent of active participants OR by marking the appropriate line on the form.

NVYO Board members accept the following responsibilities:
• Represent NVYO in the community through business and personal relationships
• Fulfill a 3-year term, with option to run for a second term
• Attend monthly meetings
• Make an annual personal financial contribution
• Participate in one or more fundraising opportunities
• Help formulate and take responsibility for policies and practices

Upcoming Events

April 6 – auditions, afternoon, for new musicians and Philharmonic-to-Symphony move-up auditions.

April 7 – Music in Bloom, All Seasons 1-4 pm
$15 Tickets available now @ All Seasons, Empire, or email – will be $20 at the door.

April 13 – auditions, morning, for new musicians and Philharmonic-to Symphony move-up auditions.

May 13 – auditions, afternoon, for new Philharmonic musicians only.