Artistic Staff

Allan R. Scott, Music Director & Conductor
To contact Maestro Scott, please email the Director of Artistic Planning, Rehanna Olson.
Steve Olson, Assistant Conductor / HSO
Larry Sheldon, Assistant Conductor / HSC
June Lee, Staff Accompanist

Artistic Administration

Rehanna Olson, Director of Artistic Planning
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Scott Kall, Operations Manager
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Chelsey Hallsten, Librarian
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Joshua Dickey, Chorale Manager
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Barbara Berg, Education Coordinator
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Joseph Sandford, Stage Manager
Don Phillips, Technical Director
Frank Montibeller, Head Usher
Darla Sautter, Head Usher

Administrative Staff

Scott Kall, Director of Patron Services
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Sara Groves, Director of Development
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Eleanor Parker, Administrative Assistant
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Duane Johnson, Information Technology Manager
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Diana Norton, Public Relations
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Lori Pederson, Graphic Artist
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Deanna Johnson, Webmaster
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Box Office
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Allan R. Scott, Music Director

Appointed as Music Director of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Philadelphia native conductor Allan R. Scott is the longest serving Music Director in the Symphony’s six decade history. Entering his twelfth season, Maestro Scott has been noted for his innovative approach to programming, dynamic vision, and ability to elicit top-notch performances from musicians. As the subject of SYMPHONY Magazine’sarticle “Big Sounds, Big Dreams,” Maestro Scott was acknowledged for his “large orchestra view” noting, “under Scott’s leadership the quality of the orchestra’s playing has skyrocketed.”


Helena Symphony Officers

Patrick Keim, President
Ronald Lee, PH.D., Vice President
Alison Paul, Esq., Treasurer
Eleanor Parker, Esq., Secretary

Board of Directors

Patrick Keim, Chair
Caitlin Borgmann, Esq.
Art Bumgardner, D.M.A.
Matthew Dalton
Patrick Keim
Ronald Lee, Ph.D.
Ronald Lukenbill
Eleanor Parker, Esq.
Alison Paul, Esq.
Timothy Reardon, Esq.
Allan R. Scott, ex officio
Abigail St. Lawrence, Esq.
Laura Weiss Smith, Esq.
James Burkholder, Orchestra Representative
Helen A. Ballinger, honorary
Virginia Markell, honorary
Darien G. Scott, honorary

Helena Symphony Foundation

Ross Cannon, Esq., President
Joan Poston, Esq., Chair
Thomas C. Morrison, Esq., Treasurer
Peter Bogy, Esq., Treasurer
Darien G. Scott, Secretary
Helen Ballinger


Marie Brown
Edie Cort
Lois Hudson
Cedron Jones
Jillian Newton
Eleanor Parker
Darien G. Scott
Marty Thieltges