860-940-0562 [email protected]

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra

Board of Directors
Jeff Myshrall

Jeff Myshrall

President & Treasurer

Manager at Pue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLC.

Tom Johnston

Tom Johnston

Board Member

Tom Johnston has just retired from being a public school music educator for the past 38 years, 35 of those years as Director of Bands at Farmington High School. Presently, he is teaching saxophone in several area high schools part-time as well as teaching privately and performing in bands and jazz bands all over the area. Next year, Tom will be teaching band and jazz band, part-time at Westminster School in Simsbury. He has been on the Nutmeg Symphony board for the past three months and helps set up side by side concerts with area schools due to his connections with the public school music education community

Brendan Bliss

Brendan Bliss

Board Member

Brendan Bliss is a resident of West Hartford and has served on the Board for the last 7 years.  He works in Product Management for Gerber Technology in Tolland serving the company’s global customer base in the apparel, automotive, furniture and other industrial segments.  A former trumpet player in high school, he enjoys all genres of music.  Being married to an elementary school teacher he admires both the orchestra’s music as well as its mission to entertain and enlighten the next generation of musicians.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

Secretary

Susan joined the NSO Board of Directors in 2015.  She is a Product Manager at Cigna, where she recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary with the company.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bryant College and an MBA from University of Hartford.  Susan resides in South Windsor, with her husband Steve, and their dog Jasper.
Lucien Rucci

Lucien Rucci

Board Member

Lucien is a highly effective, senior information technology leader with a track record of delivering exceptional business value.  A technology evangelist with a business perspective, and an aptitude for influencing and motivating people, he has provided a breadth of success in software development, business analysis, project management, systems implementation, data and infrastructure management for numerous companies across a variety of markets.

Marshall Brown

Marshall Brown

ex officio

Music Director and Conductor Marshall Brown is a faculty member of the Hartt School Community Division and is a trombonist with the Waterbury and Wallingford Symphony Orchestras. His principal conducting teachers include Harold Farberman and Charles Bruck. He has degrees from the Hartt School and the University of Michigan and is the founding conductor of the Montgomery (AL) Symphony Orchestra.

Ray Bliss

Ray Bliss

Vice President

Ray Bliss, a resident of West Hartford, has served on the Board for the last five years and is the current Vice President.  He recently retired from the private practice of law after a 35 year career.  Music has always been a great love of his and he played the Bass Trombone in school and college, in both orchestral and jazz band ensembles.  The NSO serves to bring fine orchestral and classical music to both the public and to school children as well, passing along this vibrant tradition to the next generation.

Carmine Fortino Jr.

Carmine Fortino Jr.

Board Member

Carmine is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker with years of experience in budgeting and cost controls, as well as highly successful marketing and public relations campaigns.
He is an excellent communicator who works with potential clients to determine what kind of property they are looking for Residential or Commercial that fit their needs. 
Aylah Clark

Aylah Clark

Board Member

Aylah is a Naturopathic Physician with a biomedical research background, extensive volunteer involvement, and diverse clinical experiences.

Clinical interests include treating metabolic conditions, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal conditions, weight management, endocrine conditions, and psychological conditions using a personalized approach using science-based natural treatments with an emphasis on preventative medicine.

Buy Tickets

Make a Donation