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 a double bassist before beginning his career in orchestra management. His experience has included positions in orchestra operations, artistic administration, marketing, and patron services.

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, she 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 has been a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since 2001. 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.

JB DeWitt, marketing and communications manager

JB DeWitt comes to our organization with a background in small business administration and business consulting. He has been a volunteer for nearly 5 years with the Flagstaff Symphony Guild and helped the FSO on small projects before joining the team as a full time member in November 2015.

JB plays the tenor saxophone and is an instructor at Coconino Community College teaching "intro to digital photography" and has been published in many news, advertising, and magazine mediums.