All Committee chairs can be contacted via info@baltimoregso.org, just put the committee name in the subject line!

Repertoire Committee:

Chair: Jacob D.

Members: Tad H., Carrie W., Ethan H., Josh E.

Social Media Committee:

Chair: Carrie W.

Members: Kira L.


Conduct Committee:

Members: Cheryl C., Tad H., Ethan H.


Financial Advisory/Merchandise Committee:

Chair: Tara Jade 

Members: Cheryl C.

​Orchestra Coordinator: Cheryl C.

Cheryl joined the Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra & Choir in late 2016 on flute and piccolo. In early 2017, after the orchestra moved to their new home at the Sollers Point Multipurpose Center, she became a secretary for the orchestra and helped to answer emails, sending out weekly rehearsal reminders, and updating the website. As time went on, she was granted the title Orchestra Coordinator in 2019 to assist Kira with the management of the orchestra. 

Outside of the orchestra, she fulfills a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician in a small animal hospital. When she's not spending the bulk of her free time practicing BGSO repertoire or working on BGSO duties, she enjoys attending various musical performances, playing video games, role-playing all the bards in D&D, learning/playing additional "flute type substances" such as tin whistle and ocarina, and hanging out with her three cats. If she had to choose her all-time favorite video game, it would be "Myst", although she also enjoys anything from the Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, or Final Fantasy series!

She can be reached at coordinator@baltimoreGSO.org

Committees:

The BGSO is a program of the Turner Station Recreation Council

Music Director: Tad H.


Tad was one of the original members of the Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra & Choir, having joined initially on trombone in late 2013. He began officially directing rehearsals and conducting the orchestra in March of 2016 and is still the current conductor of the orchestra.  Even when Tad is not working with the BGSO, his career keeps him in touch with musicians from all walks of life as the Retail Manager for the Bel-Air Music & Arts store.  In his scant free time, he chills with his penguin, Tara Jade, and performs with two other groups: a local Irish folk group called Watling Street and the United States Ocarina ensemble, Ocabanda. 


He can be reached at conductors@baltimoreGSO.org

Choir Director: Ethan H.

Ethan joined the Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra & Choir in 2014 as a member of the low brass section. He became the choir director in 2016 and teaches music for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland. He is married to a lovely lady named Kayla who is often seen volunteering as a 'roadie' for the BGSO by taking photos and helping set up displays. He also performs along with Tad, in the Irish folk group Watling Street on various stringed instruments such as electric bass and ukelele as well as voice.  Ethan can teach anyone how to sing and encourages anyone who doesn't play an instrument to join the choir, he will be pleased to meet you!


​He can be reached at conductors@baltimoreGSO.org

Administrative Council:

Leadership of the BGSO:

Executive Director & Founder:  Kira L.


Kira founded the Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra & Choir in 2013. While at college at the University of Maryland majoring in music education, she was selected to become the conductor of their Gamer Symphony Orchestra and went on to work with video game composers such as Austin Wintory (games such as FlOw,Journey), Geoff Knorr (Civilization V), and Grant Kirkhope (the Donkey Kong game series music.) She conducted that group for five years to upwards of 1,700 audience members and after graduation, went on to found her own orchestra, the Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra. She conducted the BGSO for the first three years of its existence before handing the baton off to another so she could focus solely on administration duties.

Ms. Levitzky has recently completed a Master’s degree in Kodaly General Music Education at Loyola University in Baltimore and currently teaches music at the Baltimore International Academy. In her home life, she has two adorable children and a loving husband who all support her musical dreams. 

She can be reached at director@baltimoreGSO.org

​The Baltimore Gamer Symphony Orchestra & Choir leadership is comprised of an Administrative Council and several committees, all of which strive to provide the orchestra with guidance throughout our mission, as well as perform regular duties within the orchestra for the betterment of all members.


This page contains short bios of the current Administrative Council, as well as a list of currently active committees with their chairs and membership listed. Contact information is also available via email for each Administrator and Committee.

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