Thanks to the generous support of audiences, the community of Cheyenne, public-minded businesses, and corporate grants, CSO—a 501(c)(3) organization—directly impacts more than 10,000 adults and students through performances each year, as well as an additional 6,000 students through educational outreach programs.
CSO’s professional musicians reflect a high level of talent, musical capability and dedication, and are selected through a rigorous audition process. CSO musicians include faculty members from the University of Wyoming, as well as other colleges and universities in the region; most hold advanced music degrees and perform in multiple orchestras in addition to CSO.
Each season, CSO offers five Masterpiece concerts, a Holiday concert, and a Family Matinee in the Cheyenne Civic Center. Throughout the year, CSO also presents a series of chamber music concerts in Cheyenne homes or smaller venues, and offers an intensive educational outreach program for Laramie County School Districts #1 & #2.
The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra strongly believes in equality and justice for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, gender-identity, or sexual preference. We know that music is a great uniter; it brings diverse peoples together, bridges conflicts, and reminds us all of our common humanity. With our performances, we seek to inspire, enrich, and entertain. We also know that our performances can be a conduit for awareness, dialogue, and understanding. In the future, we will seek to present and promote more artists and composers from underrepresented groups.
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Board of Directors
Jim Dinneen, President
Jessica Schneider, President Elect
Hansen Seitz, Treasurer
L’Or L. Whitehead, Secretary
Sheila Bush, Past President
Greg Dyekman, Executive Committee
Elizabeth Furuiye, Cheyenne Symphony Musician Representative
Anna Marie Hales, Executive Committee
Dana Metzke, Cheyenne Symphony Foundation
Ann Adragna Norwood
Lindsey Bird Reynolds, Executive Director
Christine Pelletier, Director of Community Engagement
Christian Cherek, Director of Marketing and Development
Kristen Beeman, Orchestra Manager & Librarian