We're dedicated to making our guests feel that they are valued
members of the Orchestra Nova San Diego family...from the
very first moment of contact with us, whether it’s just
a question to be answered or to buy a ticket, to the moment
after the concert when concertgoers leave the concert feeling
refreshed and filled with joy.
Tyler Richards Hewes
As far back as I can remember, I have always been surrounded by music. My mother is a classical singer in New York City, so I grew up listening to amazing choral and orchestral music when accompanying her to rehearsals. Classical music was, in many ways, the soundtrack to my life...through high school, college and beyond. When I moved from Connecticut to San Diego, I was lucky enough to work in the arts, specifically in classical music.
My love of music and theatre is what had drawn me most to this orchestra
and Jung-Ho's vision of concerts, not just as a night of music, but as an event
to be lived and felt throughout your soul. I strongly believe that the arts world
needs to break down the old models of presentation and explore the immediate,
the wonderful and the extraordinary beauty that exists when true art is created.
I am very excited to be a part of this new venture in the music world and I encourage all San Diegans to experience this amazing energy for themselves by coming to a concert!
858-350-0290, ext. 5
Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications
love of music became apparent to my third grade teacher in a small
rural Kansas town when I attempted to play the school piano. She
began giving me lessons, sending me home with a cardboard keyboard
to practice. My parents got the message, and my Christmas present
that year was a real piano.
Classical music was new to me when I
subscribed to a "Community Concert Series" in
our county seat as an eighth grader. I loved it!
Eventually, I earned an M.S.
in Music Education and taught vocal music for eight years in primary
and secondary public schools before I switched to the corporate
world and spent seventeen years marketing for IBM. However, I have always kept
my fingers in the music world, directing church choirs, singing in choirs and
as a season ticket-holder to the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra concerts.
truly believe that "music is the international language," and I love being
able to meld my marketing skills and knowledge of music together, working with
Orchestra Nova San Diego, Jung-Ho and all of the wonderful people supporting
858-350-0290, ext. 6
Director of Development
My first live concert experience took place when I was 10 years old and my family traveled 120 miles to see "Liberace - Live at the Navajo Nation Cultural Center" in Window Rock, Arizona. I was so taken with the over-the-top glamour of the event - Liberace's rhinestone-studded cape, sparkling capped teeth, and tales of his piano-shaped swimming pool, that my feet were firmly planted on the path leading to a career in the performing arts. I have never regretted a single step!
My "glamorous" 26 years working in music, theatre, dance, and opera have included every aspect of marketing, public relations, development, executive leadership, education, outreach, and advocacy. I'm truly thrilled to be associated with the Orchestra Nova San Diego, whose programming and artistic leadership under Jung-Ho Pak provide the ultimate concert experience.
858-350-0290, ext. 5
Artistic Administrator and Education/Outreach Coordinator
Since I was a child, I could be found running around backstage at the Civic Theater. Watching musicians and actors take the stage gave me a thrill, and the sound of the applause was addictive. I knew at a young age that I was destined to be in the performing arts, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Orchestra Nova team.
My background in theater, opera, classical music, jazz, film, and visual art will be put to good use under the direction of Jung-Ho Pak, one of the most energetic and passionate artists I know.
Ensuring that the concerts run smoothly and the musicians have everything they need are two of my chief responsibilities. Outside of the concert hall, another segment of my responsibilities will be to focus on furthering the education mission of the orchestra. We are planning to roll out some very exciting education opportunities for young musicians and families, and I am thrilled to be a part of those new programs. It is our vision that they will experience classical music as never before and that it will become an inspirational part of their lives.
858-350-0290, ext. 1
Customer Relations and Ticketing Manager
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit,
and never dies.
~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t surrounded
My parents were true enthusiasts, exposing me to everything from
Bach to the blues. I began singing and playing the piano at a very
young age and since then I have developed a sincere devotion to
the arts and to all kinds of music…whether it’s in
the form of more popular genres, or of a classical symphony.
I love my role as “Mama Red”, in the local blues band, “Mama
Red & the North Park Band,” where I’m the lead
singer and band manager, but my role as the Customer Relations
Manager for this dynamic orchestra is a wonderful extension to
I get the opportunity to utilize my background in customer relations
as an office manager for a small business, coupled with my experience
on and off-stage in the music world, to help me build lasting and
genuine relationships with our guests.
In essence, I love music and I love interacting with people! I’m
thrilled that my journey has led me here, to the Orchestra Nova San Diego. I’m humbled to be given the chance to help realize
Maestro Pak’s revolutionary vision and to help make the entire
concert experience an unforgettable evening for our guests, one
that will touch their souls.
Customer Relations Manager
858-350-0290, ext. 7
I took up the violin at seven. I did not realize then what an impact music would have on my life. I played with the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony for several years and even became the concert master of my seventh grade orchestra. I dabbled with the trombone while in elementary school, but came back to the violin.
Some of my other fond memories include my Grandpa singing opera in his home-made recording studio at six in the morning accompanied by his Casio keyboard. Another good memory was playing the lead in my third-grade musical, “Red, White and Blues.” Though my music career has seemed to have peaked at about 11 – my instrument is sitting under my bed gathering dust and my fingers are not as strong as they used to be – the music lives on in my work.
These experiences are what so compelled me to work for Orchestra Nova. I have learned more and had more laughs than I ever dreamed possible. The wonderful staff, Jung-Ho and the musicians, as well as our fantastic audience members help me to enjoy my job each day, whether it is at a desk or in a concert venue. I consider myself very lucky to have found this organization and do not plan on giving it up any time soon.
Orchestra Personnel Manager