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Orchestra Undergoing Leadership Change

(La Porte, IN) - There’s going to be a new person in charge of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.


The LCSO Board of Directors has named Emily Yiannias as its next Executive Director, beginning on June 22nd. She will succeed Tim King, who’s retiring July 16th after five years as Executive Director.


Yiannias, a resident of Valparaiso, is a former Adjunct Music Faculty member of both Valparaiso University and the University of Notre Dame and is now affiliated with Opportunity Enterprises. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University and her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. 


Yiannias is also a vocal soloist, performing with many ensembles in the NW Indiana and Chicago regions. 


“I’m thrilled and honored to join the LCSO, an organization that is central to the cultural fabric of Northwest Indiana and its surrounding communities,” she said.


King said he was happy with the choice of his successor.


“She possesses the combination of musical knowledge, fundraising experience as well as the temperament to lead the LCSO into the next era,” he said.


Yiannias will work side by side with King for four weeks to ensure a smooth transition, LCSO officials said.

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