Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Board & Administration


Executive Staff:


Artistic Staff:


Board of Directors:

 Hannah Bretz Executive Director Mankato Symphony Orchestra


 Sara Buechmann


Shannon Beal, President 

Joe Smentek, Vice President

Sue Keithahn, Treasurer

Jerry Crest, Secretary

Elaine Buhs

Kim Ernest

Thea Groth

Marcia Jagodzinske

Kenny Klooster

Paul Lawton

Kimberly McGuire

Scott Weilage

Joe Sullivan

Executive Director 

Hannah Bretz 


Music Director

Kenneth Freed


 Charlie Leftridge


 Richard Belcher Artistic Director MOTH


Director of Operations

Charlie Leftridge


Artistic Director, Music on the Hill

Richard Belcher






Personnel Manager

Thea Groth 


 Operations Manager

Michelle Roch






Music Librarian

Britt Cline