Mission & Board of Directors

Our Mission

The Valley Youth Orchestra is a board-run, 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing a Colorado youth orchestra to the Western Slope. The mission is to provide young string musicians the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of orchestral rehearsals and performances in a nurturing environment. In addition, we strive to provide small ensembles for community nursing and assisted living homes as well as performing at local schools through our Strings in School Program and at various service organization gatherings.

Our Board of Directors

VYO is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. All parents and other supportive adults are encouraged to participate and attend our open board meetings. Please feel free to use our contact page to reach out to any of the board members listed below if you have any questions or are interested in serving on the Board.

  • Elaine Gray- Board President
  • Kari Durfee- Vice President
  • Gwen Lee- Secretary
  • Tamara Liebenthal- Treasurer
  • Desiree Simler- Trustee
  • Kalie Lindsay- Trustee
  • Martha Ditto- Trustee
  • Rebecca Gatt- Trustee
  • Open Trustee position

Are you interested in joining the Board? We'd love to have you!