Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

About FSO: Administrative Staff

Meet the Staff of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Barton, executive director

Christopher Barton has been the executive director of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since January 2014. He studied music at Appalachian State University in his home state of North Carolina and earned a master's degree in arts administration at Winthrop University. Chris was an double bassist before beginning his career in orchestra management. His experience has included positions in orchestra operations, artistic administration, marketing, and patron services.

Robin Cadigan, marketing & outreach coordinator

Robin Cadigan has been in Flagstaff since 1997 and joined the Flagstaff Symphony staff in 2013. Originally from Maine, she has always loved listening to live music and grew up listening to the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Since graduating with her BFA in ceramics from Northern Arizona University in 2003 she has continued to make pottery and sell her work in downtown Flagstaff.

Cindy Gould, operations & office manager

Cindy Gould has been a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since 1985. She became principal trumpet in 2001 and was one of the featured soloists for the 2010-2011 concert season. In 2007 assumed the part-time duties as FSO Office/Operations Manager.

Cindy has been a private trumpet instructor for more than 30 years and enjoys any and everything having to do with the  trumpet and brass music in general. She performs with the Elden Brass Quintet at NAU and works with other performing organizations in Arizona and Colorado.

Kim Sullivan, music librarian

Kim Sullivan is a member of the Flagstaff Symphony viola section and an instructor of violin, viola, and string pedagogy at NAU. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and has previously held faculty positions at Indiana State University, Carthage College, and the Music Institute of Chicago.

Sheila White, orchestra personnel manager

Sheila White is beginning her 13th season with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the clarinet section, she plays bass clarinet, E-flat clarinet, and third clarinet.

Sheila is currently the music teacher at Marshall Magnet Elementary. This allows her to spend several hours per week with a classroom teacher creating and implementing lessons that utilize classical music to enhance the general core curriculum.