Board and Staff

The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra has become the cultural standard-bearer in the Lafayette community since its first performance in 1951. The LSO is led by an 18-member Board, consisting of prominent community leaders. Musical influences are vital to a person’s and a community’s health and well being. The LSO is driven to provide musical opportunities to everyone through orchestral performances and educational programs. Since the appointment of our conductor, Dr. Nicholas Palmer, the LSO has seen a tremendous increase in quality performances, educational opportunities, and overall level of enjoyment from our patrons.

LSO Staff

Nick Palmer Music Director & Conductor
Sara Mummey Executive Director
Christopher Wolford 
Operations Manager
Renée Gaarder Patron Experience Manager
José Valencia Assistant Conductor
Sharon Weyser
Personnel Manager
Bethany Jackson
Music Librarian & Education Director
Dan Becker
Stage Manager

LSO Board

Larry Sommers President
Beth McCuskey Vice President
Esteban Ramirez Secretary
Ryan McLaughlin Treasurer

Natasha Harris
Kari Higbee
Stacey Mickelbart
Richard Miles
Betty M. Nelson
Kyle Pierce
Erin Ramirez
Theresa Silver
Roger Stewart
Colton Withers
Sarah Wyatt

Sara Mummey
Nick Palmer
Rabindra Mukerjea

Sue Carr

Foundation Board

Dorothy Reed President
Rabindra Mukerjea Vice President
John McBride Secretary
Kimberley Morisette Treasurer

Alberta Barker
Pris Gerde
Kari Higbee
Greg Kapp
Ryan McLaughlin
Eric Rody
John Schneider
Larry Sommers
Dana Smith
Charlene Sullivan
Shirley West
Colton Withers

Sara Mummey
Eric Segal
Randy Wagner (Advisor)
Nick Palmer