Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

Advisory Board

Officers

  • Chair: John Rankin
  • Vice chair: John Kilian
  • Treasurer: Tammy Kilgore
  • Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Layton
  • Corresponding Secretary: Judy Jackson

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Bottom Row: Kristilyn Friese, Elizabeth Layton (Recording Secretary),
Dennis Weller, William Folger
Top Row:
Catherine Jackson, Holly Hearne, John Rankin (Chair), Gerard Hogan,
Jeff Schoyen, Maarten Pereboom, Richard Culver, Tammy Kilgore
Not pictured: Linda Cockey, John Kilian (Vice Chair) and Erick Sahler (Corresponding Secretary)

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Tammy Kilgore – Interim Manager Bio

Tammy KilgoreTammy Kilgore, a graduate of Worcester Preparatory School and Salisbury University, has recently accepted the position of Interim Manager for the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this, she served on the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board as Chairman. Her passion for classical music leads her commitment to be involved with the SSO. With an extensive background in music and marketing, Tammy is fulfilling her goal to work with the SSO and promote what she believes is a “true gem in our community.” She is married to Brian Kilgore and together they own Eastern Shore Coffee and Water. Their sons, Troy Cash and Jordan Kilgore, share her love of music and both enjoy performing locally. Tammy is currently a student at Salisbury University and will graduate in May 2014 with a second bachelor’s degree in music. 


John Rankin – Chair Bio

John Rankin John Rankin, a graduate of the University of Maryland (College Park), currently serves as the chair of the Symphony’s advisory board. He grew up in a household surrounded by music, as his mother was an opera singer (soprano) in the Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company during the 1940’s. He grew up listening to opera and symphonic music at home on vinyl 12-inch albums, and Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts sponsored by Texaco were standard fare every Saturday afternoon.

Later in life he enjoyed his first live opera in 1972 at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Living in the Washington, DC suburbs for 30 years offered the opportunity to attend performances at the Kennedy Center and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. With a love for classical music that spans 50 years, Rankin describes membership on the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra advisory board as an honor and a blessing to hear so many talented musicians from the performing arts.

 

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