The SYO Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. It exists to serve the needs of the players and their families and to further musical education in our communities. A board of directors is elected at our annual general meeting in the spring. It meets monthly and all are welcome to attend those meetings.

To serve its artistic and administrative needs, the SYO Inc. contracts two part-time music directors and one part-time executive director. But the vast majority of the responsibilities of running the organization fall to our volunteers.

To contact the board of directors, please email

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Ian Krips Chair
Omer al Katib Vice-Chair
vacant Secretary
Jason Inkster Treasurer
Maureen Doucette Volunteer Coordinator
Beth Cote Grants Coordinator
Tracy Matthews Member at Large
vacant Publicity Coordinator, SSTR Rep
vacant SYO Rep
Mary Lissel Fundraising, , Member at Large
Connie Monette Fundraising, Member at Large
Holly Mitzel Co-Registrar
Stefanie Stefanson-Pexa Co-Registrar
vacant Development Coordinator
Jillian McLeod Player Rep

The SYO Student Executive is a student-run group that works with, and for, the players of the SYO to foster community within the orchestra. The Student Executive organizes social and student fundraising events with input from the rest of the orchestra. The Student Executive also assists the Board with strategic planning and SYO Inc. fundraising activities. They can be contacted at:

2019-2020 SYO Player Executive

Jillian McLeod (flute) President
Joel Stroeder (bassoon) Vice-President
Brooklyn Rae (flute) Secretary
vacant Treasurer
Cameron Breiter Publicity Head
vacant SYO strings rep
vacant Winds/Brass/Perc. rep