About the Board

The William & Mary Symphony Orchestra Board is composed of student members of the orchestra who are responsible for many aspects of the WMSO’s administrative and social operation. The Orchestra Board works closely with the Music Director, Dr. Grandis, to create the best possible experience for its members. If you have any questions regarding the governing body of the WMSO, please contact the WMSO Board.

2017-2018 Board Members


bioNicole Cook ’18

Nicole is currently a senior at W&M double majoring in International Relations and Chinese. She has thoroughly enjoyed her four years in orchestra, and is excited to see what WMSO will accomplish this year! Besides playing violin for WMSO, Nicole is involved in Amnesty International and Delta Omicron, a professional music fraternity. She also works at the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations. Her favorite pastimes include watching Kitchen Nightmares and waiting in line at Wawa.


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Vice President of Fundraising

Hope Wright ’18

Hope is a senior at the College majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Science. She is the harpist with the WMSO and is an active member of Delta Omicron, the co-ed music fraternity on campus. Aside from harp, Hope takes piano lessons and works in the Music Library in her home away from home, Ewell Hall. Most importantly, Hope works tirelessly to advocate bagpipe awareness as they are notoriously unloved.


Vice President of Development  

Megan Kitts ’18making sweet sweet viola music

Megan is currently a senior at the College double majoring in biology and philosophy.  She has loved playing viola in the orchestra for all 4 years and looks forward to working with this year’s executive board.  She also plays in an on-campus band and would love to talk with you about other musical opportunities on campus!



Shelby Ferebee ’19Untitled

Shelby is a junior at the College majoring in Biology pre-dental and minoring in music. Aside from playing viola in the orchestra, Shelby is a member of Delta Omicron the co-ed music fraternity on campus, a founding member of the Dental Society of William and Mary, and a freshman and transfer Peer Advisor. Shelby looks forward to working with the orchestra’s finances this year.



Rachael Greenman ’1913769376_1215894698423679_89117301931366260_n

Rachael Greenman is a junior at the College majoring in Music.  This year will be her third year playing viola in WMSO.  In her free time, she loves to jam on her electric Viper Violin and learn about recording techniques and anything music related.  Rachael is a Resident Assistant on campus and was the Sound Designer for the college’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer last year.


Tour Director

Noelle Varney ‘20 IMG_2371

Noelle is currently a sophomore at the College majoring in biology and minoring in Hispanic Studies. Aside from playing viola in WMSO, she is also a member of the softball team, a brother of Delta Omicron, and a resident of the Spanish House. In her free time, Noelle can be found in her dorm annoying her hall mates by playing The Beatles at top volume.


Social Chairs

Tiara Johnson ‘20 image1

Tiara Johnson is currently a sophomore at the College studying music and sociology. Her hobbies include attempting to make Casey behave normally, wearing hair bows, and using glitter on everything. Outside of playing violin in WMSO, she can be found annoying others by laughing during awkward moments. Odd choice for social chair, no? All inquiries may be directed to Casey Charbonneau, Co-Social Chair.


IMG_20170524_002044_659Casey Charbonneau ’20

Casey is currently a sophomore at the College studying both music and business. Her hobbies include harassing Professor Grandis, being late to orchestra, and falling asleep during breaks. Outside of playing violin with the WMSO, you can often find her hiding from people and procrastinating in her dorm room. Odd choice for social chair, no? All inquiries may be directed to Tiara Johnson, Co-Social Chair.


Publicity Director 20414288_10214242644845225_3421961751118821756_o

Jim Burns ’18  

Jim Burns is a marketing major and creative writing minor. Beyond classical music, he enjoys playing blues and soul music. Jim is excited to make the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra more visible on campus and in the community.



Ayush Joshi ’2013268309_1066219233437787_6719578741505169067_o

Ayush Joshi is currently a sophomore double majoring in computer science and music. Outside of playing bassoon in the orchestra, he plays the piano and is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, as well as a member of the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company and the Association of Computing Machinery. Ayush is excited for the great music that the orchestra will be playing this year.


Tinh Son ’20  13490599_1624836024500970_6585745917796498861_o

Tinh is an average sophomore majoring in mathematics and computer science. He has lived in the United States for ten years, seven of which spent playing the violin. He is currently learning Japanese and hopes to someday watch anime without reading English subtitles. You can’t find Tinh because he doesn’t really go outside.



Sarah Grace Frary ’2021106580_1512067558847018_119797493737544703_n

Sarah Grace is currently a sophomore majoring in psychology and is also on the pre-med track. Outside of playing trombone in the Symphony Orchestra, she also plays trombone in the Wham Bam Big Band and is an active member of Wesley Campus Ministries. She loves to spend every minute she possibly can in the outdoors. She probably also knows more about moths than the average person.