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Administrative Staff

Jennifer Teisinger – Executive Director

jennifer.teisinger@sdsymphony.org
 
(605) 335-7933 ext. 7
 

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. 3

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 Manager

breanna.demontigny@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 4

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.

 

Connor Gibbs – Education Programs & Youth Orchestra Manager

connor.gibbs@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 6

Connor Gibbs is a composer, music educator, and singer originally from Western Massachusetts. He studied voice at Wagner College and taught high school choral music for three years in urban Springfield, Massachusetts before focusing on composition. Connor’s music has been performed in over nine states and six European countries and is often influenced by the universe or human interactions. Recently, he has organized chamber music concert series in rural communities in Ohio to introduce unfamiliar and/or contemporary repertoire to new audiences. Outside of music, Connor is passionate about traveling and exploring nature.

 

Brandy Hartman – Marketing Coordinator

brandy.hartman@sdsymphony.org

(605) 335-7933 ext. 5

Brandy Hartman attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE, obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Music Business.  From there she transferred to Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Mass Media.  After graduation, Brandy moved to Yankton, SD where she would start her career in radio broadcasting as an On-Air Personality and Promotions Coordinator.   She made her way to Sioux Falls for an opportunity as Entertainment Coordinator with Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort, her most recent role being a District Event Marketing Manager for Bath Fitter.  Brandy currently volunteers her time once a week for a radio show with The Blast Ministries-Internet Christian Radio, and takes care of artist bookings for the music production studio White Wall Sessions.

 

Angela Lammers  –   Community Engagement and Partnerships Consultant

angela.lammers@sdsymphony.org

Jeff Venekamp  –   Music Composition Academies Coordinator

jeff.venekamp@sdsymphony.org

Auten Accounting Solutions – Finance Management

auten@sdsymphony.org