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Administrative Staff

Jennifer Teisinger – Executive Director

jennifer.teisinger@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 11

Jennifer Teisinger began her 20-year career in the performing arts managing concert operations and music education programs, and since 2005 has led three different organizations as executive director.  Described as a top-notch administrator who is ‘cool under pressure,’ and recognized for her work ethic of unwavering dedication and integrity, Teisinger is a natural strategic planner and problem solver, an enthusiastic fundraiser, and an experienced leader who knows how to bring out the best in her staff and at the same time inspire board members individually and as a group.

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Peter Tuff – Artistic Operations Director

peter.tuff@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 12

Peter Tuff is a veteran of opera, concert and recital stages on three continents. Prior to entering the world of arts administration, Peter lived for ten years with his wife and three children in Vienna, Austria, where he sang at the Vienna State Opera, in the Salzburg Festival, and as a regular member of the Imperial Chapel. On the administrative side, he has served the Colorado Springs Chorale, the Monterey Symphony, Carmel Music Society, and The Rose Ensemble. Peter studied voice and horn at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His wife, LeAnna, is a portrait painter and they have two rescue dogs, Figaro and Susanna.

 

Breanna deMontigny – Development Assistant

breanna.demontigny@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext.15

Breanna deMontigny earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montana in Studio Art, and her Master’s degree in Arts Management at the University of Oregon. During her time in the Pacific Northwest, she worked in the Development and Event Services departments at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, acted as the conference coordinator for the Northwest Arts Integration Conference, and helped plan professional development programming for arts administrators as a member of the Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Network. Her interest in development focuses on donor and community engagement, event planning and being an advocate for the vibrant Sioux Falls artistic community.

 

Jess Johannsen – Operations & Youth Orchestra Manager

jess.johannsen@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 14

Jess Johannsen attended both Northern State University where she studied trumpet and vocal performance, as well as Southern Illinois State University, Edwardsville where she studied vocal performance and music business. Previously, Jess has worked for Radio Disney, and KELOLAND News. She is active in the local arts scene here in Sioux Falls as a participant in various community theater productions and performances throughout the area.

 

Kristy Bonde – Education & Community Engagement Manager

kristy.bonde@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 18

Kristy Bonde earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and received her certification in Arts Administration from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. During her time in Brookings she managed the Audience Service Office for State University Theatre and Prairie Repertory Theatre. After graduation, Kristy moved back to Sioux Falls, SD to take on the role of Executive Director for Olde Towne Dinner Theatre in Worthing, SD. As Education & Community Engagement Manager, Kristy delights in making meaningful connections with others and coordinating programs such as the Music Composition Academies, Bridging Cultures, Classroom Connections,  Retirement Series, and more.

 

Terry Fonder – Finance Manager

terry.fonder@sdsymphony.org