NRO Staff

The people behind the mission.

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Our Mission

The National Repertory Orchestra is a preeminent intensive fellowship that equips young musicians for orchestral music careers while providing the highest-level of musical experience for all stakeholders. We pride ourselves on changing lives through music.

Our Vision

The National Repertory Orchestra is recognized as a national leader for preparing young musicians for future careers in music. Graduates are actively pursued as the most desirable candidates for placement in professional musical organizations worldwide. As a result, music audiences, educators, professionals, applicants and supporters are inspired to participate in the NRO’s innovative approach to educational and experiential programming.

Full Time Staff

Carl Topilow, Music Director –

David DePeters, CEO –

Åsa Armstong, Director of Development –

Carrie Benefiel, Director of Marketing –

Debbie Higgs, Finance and Office Manager –

Kristin Kall, Director of Operations –

2020 Summer Staff and Fellows

Production Manager – Darrin Blume

Orchestra Manager – David Bullman

We are now hiring seasonal staff and offering Administrative and Operations Fellowships for 2020!

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