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Mission and

Educating, inspiring, and enriching young musicians and our community through music since 1968

Our History
Georgina Joshi Performance Travel Fund

Our students participate in a performance or trip to hear a major orchestra perform every two years.

About the Travel Fund
Georgina Joshi Endowment for the SBYSO

Created in 2014 through the generosity of the Joshi family to honor their daughter Georgina.

About the Endowment

Our People


Robert Boardman

Music Director & Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Emilie Grondin

Concert Orchestra Conductor


Diane Persin Economakis

Executive Director

Board of Directors 2022-23

Lyle Hardman, President
Attorney, Hunt Suedhoff Kearney

Dani Edson, Vice-President
Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Hospital

Francie Schmuhl, Secretary
Arts Administration

Andrew Harlow, Treasurer
Indiana University-South Bend




Greg Giczi
WNIT Public Television

Andy Gould
University of Notre Dame

Anne Griffith
Development, University of Notre Dame

Beth Gudeman
Teachers Credit Union

Aviva Hakanoglu
Indiana University-South Bend

Neovi Karakatsanis
Professor of Political Science, IUSB

Gabriela Maxwell
Student Events, Saint Mary’s College

Jo McCoy
Studebaker National Museum

Kwame Moore
Andrews University

Ally Powers
1st Source Bank

Lars Schlereth
Administration and Finance, IUSB 

IUSB Student Interns

Learn about SBYSO’s partnership with Indiana Univesity South Bend’s Honors Program.