Board of Directors & Staff

A Message from Irene Stoll, Board President

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Asheville Symphony season!

Being part of the Asheville Symphony Society means being part of Asheville’s vibrant cultural scene. Our Music Director Daniel Meyer has designed this season’s concerts to give audiences the opportunity to leave behind the ordinary and experience the rewarding and joyous.

Being part of the Asheville Symphony gives us the chance to excel beyond what has been achieved. The 2014-15 season promises more. Opening Night celebrates the 10th anniversary of Maestro Meyer as our music director. Subsequent concerts will highlight stellar pianists such as renowned recording artist Simone Dinnerstein; 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Jeremy Denk; and Grammy Award-winner Emanuel Ax, who will give our community the gift of Mozart’s music during Asheville Amadeus, March 17 – 22, 2015.

Being part of the Asheville Symphony gives us the opportunity to delight in the Asheville Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Lancaster.

Being part of the Asheville Symphony allows us to take in the stimulating artistic performances and variety of Musical Feast events sponsored by the Asheville Symphony Guild.

Being part of the Asheville Symphony gives us the opportunity to reach deeper into our community through music education, such as the Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra, Young People’s Concerts, scholarships, competitions, master classes, and adult education. This year, the Asheville Symphony introduced MusicWorks! at Hall Fletcher Elementary School, where dozens of children are developing life skills and deepening their love of music.

And it is ALL is possible because of you!

Every aspect of the Asheville Symphony is made possible due to your engagement, generosity, and enthusiasm.  We much appreciate the support of our members, donors, and friends in Asheville and the wider Western North Carolina region. You make the Asheville Symphony an organization that inspires us all!

Being part of the Asheville Symphony means being part of our family. The Board of Directors is grateful for your shared passion. We look forward to seeing you throughout the season!

Irene Stoll

2014 – 2015 Board of Directors & Staff


Irene Stoll

William L. Gettys
Past President
VP – Development

Doris Phillips Loomis

G. Edward Towson, II

Michael Bates, M.D., Ph.D.
VP – Artistic Affairs

Carolyn Hubbard
VP – Education

Gerald C. Kitch
VP – Finance

Richard Hall
VP – Governance

Jack Anderson
VP – Human Resources

Kimberly Cann
VP – Marketing

Betty Paine
Guild President

Cynthia Sprau
Chorus President


David N. Whitehill
Executive Director

Deborah Sutton
Director of Development

Sally J. Keeney
Orchestra Manager

Cara Jenkins
Education Coordinator

Brian Kellum
MusicWorks! Program Director

Michael DiTrolio
Principal Librarian


Thomas C. Bolton
Eugene Casey
Michael S. Cortes
John P. Cuellar, III, M.D.
John Donahoe
Conner Fay
Dawn H. Grohs
Richard Hall
Lloyd Horton
Bill Hunt
Don Layden
Carol McCollum
C. Allan Morse
Bonnie Stone

Directors Emeritus

George M. Bilbrey, Jr. M.D.
J.K. MacKendree Day
Joyce R. Dorr, Ph.D.
George F. Goosmann, III
Karl S. Quisenberry, Ph.D.
John J. Sherman, Jr.
W. Herbert Smith, Jr.