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.

2021-2022 Board Members


Abby DeCesare ‘24

Abby is a senior violinist in WMSO and has been in the orchestra since her freshman year. She is pursuing a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Outside of WMSO, she plays with a piano trio under the direction of Professor Cary and takes lessons with Professor Via. In her free time, she can be found identifying plants, scrapbooking, and watching movies with friends. She is very excited for a year of making music and working with the WMSO exec board!


Vice President

Anna Del Favero



Nash English ‘25

Hello! My name is Nash English (he/him), and I am the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra Treasurer and tuba player! I am a sophomore majoring in International Relations and Economics, but I have a huge passion for music and all things orchestra. Outside of orchestra, I am the Social Outreach Chair for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby – a climate activism organization that pushes for bipartisan climate solutions – and one of the sousaphone players in the William and Mary Pep Band. In my free time, I enjoy practicing tuba, listening to music, reading, and hanging out with my friends. I also love meeting new people, and I hope I get to meet you too! You can contact me at enenglish@wm.edu, or just say hi to me on campus!


Publicity Director

Meghan Kirk ’24

Meghan is a senior bassoonist in WMSO and this is her third year in the ensemble! She’s a geology major interested specifically in marine geology, and is hoping to pursue grad school after graduating! Outside of WMSO, she is the Vice President of Mortar Board, a member in NKE, and part of numerous theater organizations across campus. In her free time, you can find her on a rock in the rock garden, hanging out with her roommate’s cat, or practicing for her next audition!


Outreach Coordinator

Hannah Roverse ’24


Tour Directors

Ben Neifeld ’25


Anna Lawrence ’25


Social Chairs

David Mead


Logan Barnes



Kerris Watson ’25

Kerris is a junior majoring in Psychology. She makes sure this wonderful website stays alive! (And updated.) This is her third year with the Symphony, and she falls more in love with it every rehearsal. When she’s not on the roof stargazing, or trying to finish her next art piece, she’s proud to be a part of Trippin’ On Brix Comedy and Project Heal.

She loves meeting people, and would love to meet you too! Getting in contact with her is as easy as looking for a girl in purple on campus. (Or using the email below.)