Board & Councils

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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 at

*Indicates MYS parent or alum


Josée Morissette *, President
Consultant, Research Scientist
Eden Prairie, MN
Kevin Kinneavy *, Vice President
Consultant, Technology Support
Minneapolis, MN

Cathy Carlson *, Secretary
University of Minnesota, Professor, Veterinary Pathology
Shoreview, MN

Amelia Firnstahl
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

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

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

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


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