Artistic Staff

Our conductors lead a tradition of imaginative, creative and challenging programs that offer listeners the finest works from the symphonic and choral repertoire, and encourage young people to hone their skills as musicians.

  • Jonathan Harvey

    DR. JONATHAN HARVEY is thrilled to be in his eighth season with the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus. In addition to his position as Chorus Director with PVS, he is Assistant Professor…...

  • Steven Bathory-Peeler

    Steven Bathory-Peeler is delighted to take on the role of music director for the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra. He is eager to bring his years of experience in conducting,…...

Administrative Staff

  • Regina Diemand Administrating Manager 

Support Staff and Volunteers

  • Justin Sundell-Thomas President of the Chorus
  • Erica Drake Personnel Manager & Orchestra Librarian
  • Cecilia Berger Production Manager and Youth Orchestra Manager
  • Karen Cole Volunteer Usher Coordinator


Board of Directors

Our board members shape the direction of the Pioneer Valley Symphony immediately and in the long term. Some of the working boards tasks include to raise funds, spread word about our concerts and present our ambitious programs.

  • Beckie Markarian – President
  • Janna Walters- Widseg – Vice President
  • Peter Kravetz – Treasurer
  • Marvin Kelley – Secretary
  • Heidi Arnold
  • Debbie Felton
  • Robin Luberoff
  • Mandi Jo Hanneke
  • Judy Holmes – Chorus Liaison
  • Christine Johnson – Youth Orchestra Liaison
  • Anna Wetherby
  • Terry Ruggles- Ex Officio