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News from the 21-22 Season 

Louisville, Ky. (July 8, 2021): The Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) announced today that Alissa Brody will become the new Executive Director, effective July 12, 2021.


Ms. Brody comes to the LYO with experience in orchestra administration, communications, and music education.  She has a passion for working with youth and is dedicated to making an impact in the music community. Her love of orchestras and youth arts ensembles spans back to her own involvement as a youth orchestra flutist in Minnesota. She will use her experience in the performing arts and arts administration to provide high-quality, accessible opportunities for student musicians in Louisville.


Prior to her appointment with the LYO, Brody served as Artistic Coordinator and Assistant to the Music Director at the Louisville Orchestra, where she was a member of the Artistic Operations team. She also recently served as Communications Manager with the Louisville Academy of Music and as an advisor in the


Alissa Brody Named Executive Director

in the Office of Careers and Professional Development at the Institute for Music Leadership. Ms. Brody is an accomplished music educator and conductor and has been involved with summer enrichment programs ranging from instrumental and choral music to jazz and musical theatre.


“The LYO’s Board of Directors is delighted to find in Alissa Brody that rare combination of professional musical performance, concert production expertise, and a passion for music education. Rising to the top of a thorough five-month search that attracted candidates nationwide, Alissa impressed us every step of the way with her charisma, energy, enthusiasm, community connections and arts management experience,” said Evelyn Loehrlein, President of the Louisville Youth Orchestra Board of Directors.


Ms. Brody will work alongside LYO Music Director Doug Elmore to provide an extraordinary musical experience for its members.  “I am thrilled to welcome Alissa to the LYO family,” said Maestro Elmore.  “Her experience in arts administration, combined with her passion for working with youth in music are a perfect combination to help the organization continue to grow.”


“I am very pleased to be joining this organization, which has such a rich history of providing exceptional music education to students in our community,” said Alissa Brody, Executive Director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra.  “I look forward to building on the traditions while working to ensure a meaningful experience to all LYO musicians.”


The LYO is preparing for the upcoming season and will hold auditions in September.  For more information about the LYO or to find out more about the audition process, please visit

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