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

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Ian Krips Chair
Omer al Katib Vice-Chair
Beth Cote Secretary
Maureen Doucette Treasurer
Holly Mitzel Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa Jategoankar Grants Coordinator
Stefanie Stefanson-Pexa Registrar
vacant Publicity Coordinator
Nicole Rothery SYO Rep
vacant SSTR Rep
Connie Monette Member at Large
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:

2020-2021 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