Krista Cooper has been on staff with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for ten years, serving the last five as its Executive Director. She is the Symphony’s first female Executive Director in its 65 year history. Under her leadership, the TSO paid off its’ bank debt and grew overall income by 14%. Krista and the board continue to implement strategic planning for the TSO with objectives in the areas of Financial Sustainability, Marketing, Infrastructure and Education.
Krista is a Traverse City native with a vocal performance background and was employed by Interlochen Center for the Arts in the Admissions department for 8 years prior to joining the Symphony staff. With a lifelong love of music, the arts, and the Traverse City community, Krista serves on the Board of Directors of Building Bridges with Music, an organization that through music, promotes understanding, tolerance, respect and peace to youth throughout the state of Michigan. She is also a volunteer and board member of Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Krista has three teenage children and resides in Traverse City.
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