Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

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Contact Information

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
601 Ave K
Lubbock, TX 79401
P 806.762.1688
F 806.762.1824
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Staff

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Mary Saathoff
President and CEO
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Mary Saathoff assumed the role of Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s President and CEO in February 2007 after serving as its Interim Executive Director. Dr. Saathoff’s interest in the community’s cultural endeavors is evident in her education and business experience and affiliations. She earned her PhD in Fine Arts (Music) from Texas Tech University, was co-owner of George Robinson Violins, and was senior director of Corporate Foundation Scholarships at TTU prior to coming to the LSO. She is an active member in St. John’s United Methodist Church and its choir and has served on the boards of South Plains Suzuki Strings Foundation and Lubbock Moonlight Musicals. Mary continues to combine her love of music and business experience to further the arts in the Lubbock community and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.

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Briana Thompson*
Director of Patron Services
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Briana Thompson has been working with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra for two years. As Director of Patron Services,she works dynamically with sponsors, guest artists, patrons, and prominent civil leaders and community members to uphold the symphony’s prestige and reputation. With a business degree from Texas Tech University, Briana has previously worked with the Chancellor’s Council and the University Library at TTU in Marketing and Development. Briana was married this past June and lives with her husband Matt and their Black Labrador Mazie.

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Marilyn Bell*
Accounting Services Director
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Marilyn Bell grew up in Utah but has lived in Texas over half her life, and she and her husband have been in Lubbock for 18 years. After retiring from her accounting position at Texas Tech she decided life was not complete without a job and joined the symphony as a part-time number cruncher. She uses her paychecks to buy plane tickets to visit her three children, who have managed to scatter themselves half way across the globe.

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Alexis Arnold
Director of Development and Community Relations
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Alexis Arnold comes to the LSO family as a Lubbock native. She has joined the Symphony as the Director of Development and Community Relations to further facilitate and cultivate our mission, and to advance our interaction with the community. Alexis has experience in many industries such as retail, health care and grocery with companies such as United Supermarkets, but recently discovered her true passion for non-profit work. She brings Director-level experience to LSO from her own organization she helped establish, The Inside Out Foundation. She and her husband, Andrew, have been married five years and enjoy both of their dogs, Bandit and Dakota, who are their children for the time being.

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Alexa Vogelzang*
Education Director
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Alexa Vogelzang came to Lubbock from Boston, Massachusetts in 2006 to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (Conducting) at Texas Tech University. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Vocal Performance) from Calvin College and a Master of Music Education degree from Gordon College. Alexa has taught students of all ages for more than 25 years in public and private schools, including the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and Texas Tech University. She has also worked in numerous church and community theater venues as a conductor. Alexa appeared regularly on stage for ten years with Boston Lyric Opera and has enjoyed an extensive solo career with various oratorio societies in Michigan and throughout New England. She has appeared several times as a soloist with the Lubbock Chorale since arriving in Texas.

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Anh Vu
Box Office Manager
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Anh Van Vu is a native of Houston and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano) at University of Houston. She previously worked for TTU School of Music as Senior Business Assistant for Orchestral and Vocal Ensembles, and recently joined the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra family. Aside from working as Box Office Manager for the LSO, you may also find her at Lubbock Chorale concerts as Business Manager or playing in the pit orchestra as the accompanist for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals. Since moving to Lubbock, Anh has worked with many music groups and is thrilled to have found a place in the non-profit music organizations as she wishes to continue to further the arts in the Lubbock community.

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Nathan Madsen*
Personnel and Operations Manager
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Nathan is originally from Saint George, Utah. He attended the University of Southern California, Bard College, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to his position with the Lubbock Symphony, he serves as Music Director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra in Woodstock, New York, and as Associate Conductor of the Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra. He previously held conducting positions in New York's Hudson Valley, teaching at Bard College and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. Currently he is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Texas Tech University. He can be found wherever Diet Dr. Pepper is sold.

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James Ellis*
Librarian
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Interns
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Svetlana Rybalko
Marketing Intern

Svetlana Rybalko serves as Marketing Intern for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. She has her Master of Arts in Public Relations from Ball State University, and has a PhD in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University. She is a native of Siberia, Russia, having worked in education and with various non-profit organizations.

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Dasha Ivanova
Administrative Intern

Dasha Ivanova serves as Administrative Intern at the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations degree at Texas Tech University.  She has also completed academic work at Houston Community College and in Russia. Dasha is eager to explore the cultural differences between her home country of Russia and the US. She is also a music school graduate and appreciates the world of music.

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Nicole Green
Web Intern

Nicole Green serves as Web and Video Intern for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. She is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media and Communications at Texas Tech University. For the past two years, she has served as Vice President of the Tech Ballroom and Latin Dancing Organization, where she managed internal and external communications. Following her passion for music, Nicole is also a member of the University Singers choir at Texas Tech.

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Kayla Suarez
Pubic Relations Intern

Kayla Suarez is pursuing a Bachelor or Arts in Public Relations degree at Texas Tech University. She is very passionate about both music and nonprofit work. She is a member of the Texas Tech Assoication for Women in Communications and is also a student in the Honors College.

 

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Will Watson
Design Intern

Will Watson serves as the Design Intern for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Communication Design at Texas Tech University. Previously, he was a music major but shifted his path to graphic design. Working for the Lubbock Symphony gives him the opportunity to pursue his passion for both music and art.

 

 

 

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Will Watson serves as the Design intern for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Communication Design at Texas Tech University. Previously he was a music major but shifted his path to graphic design.  Working for the Lubbock Symphony gives him the opportunity to pursue his passion for both music and art.

 

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