The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's unique governance structure includes two boards with distinct yet critical purposes. As fiduciaries of the institution, each member of the Board of the Directors is fully engaged in the fiscal oversight, cultural stewardship, strategic thinking, and resource generation of the DSO. The Board of Directors maintains a culture of high engagement and accountability, overseeing all DSO financial activities and assuring that resources are aligned with mission.

The Board of Trustees infuses creativity and innovation into the DSO's offerings and outreach. Trustees engage in task forces and learning labs to develop increase the organization’s entrepreneurial capabilities while implementing and evaluating new approaches in areas including audience development, branding, digital media, education, and beyond.  

Lifetime Members

  • Samuel Frankel†
  • David Handleman, Sr.†
  • Dr. Arthur L. Johnson†
  • James B. Nicholson
  • Clyde Wu, M.D.†

Chairmen Emeriti

  • Alfred R. Glancy III†
  • Robert S. Miller
  • Peter D. Cummings
  • James B. Nicholson
  • Stanley Frankel
  • Phillip Wm. Fisher

Directors Emeriti

  • Robert A. Allesee
  • Floy Barthel
  • John A. Boll, Sr.
  • Richard A. Brodie
  • Lois and Avern Cohn
  • Marianne Endicott
  • Sidney Forbes
  • Mrs. Harold Frank
  • Barbara Frankel
  • Herman Frankel
  • Paul Ganson
  • Mort and Brigitte† Harris
  • Gloria Heppner, Ph.D.
  • Ronald M. Horwitz
  • Harold Kulish
  • Dr. Melvin A. Lester
  • David R. Nelson
  • Marilyn Pincus
  • Lloyd E. Reuss
  • Marjorie S. Saulson
  • Alan E. Schwartz
  • Jean Shapero† 
  • Jane Sherman
  • David Usher
  • Barbara Van Dusen
  • Arthur A. Weiss, Esq.

† Deceased

Officers of the Board of Directors

  • Mark A. Davidoff, Chairman
  • Glenda D. Price, Ph. D., Vice Chair
  • Anne Parsons, President & CEO
  • Faye Alexander Nelson, Treasurer
  • Arthur T. O’Reilly, Secretary
  • Ralph J. Gerson, Officer at Large
  • Nancy Schlichting, Officer at Large
  • Janice Uhlig, Officer at Large

Board of Directors

  • Pamela Applebaum
  • Janice Bernick, Governing Members Chair
  • Marco Bruzzano
  • Samuel Fogleman
  • Herman B. Gray, M.D.
  • Nicholas Hood, III
  • Daniel J. Kaufman
  • Michael J. Keegan
  • Bonnie Larson
  • Arthur C. Liebler
  • Xavier Mosquet
  • Stephen Polk
  • David T. Provost
  • Jay Ritchie, Orchestra Representative
  • Bernard I. Robertson
  • Sharon Sparrow, Orchestra Representative
  • Shirley Stancato
  • Arn Tellem
  • Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder (Ret.)
  • M. Roy Wilson
  • David M. Wu, M.D.

Board of Trustees

  • Richard Huttenlocher, Chair
  • Ismael Ahmed
  • Rosette Ajluni
  • Richard Alonzo
  • Robert Bluestein
  • Suzanne Bluestein
  • Penny B. Blumenstein
  • Elizabeth Boone
  • Gwen Bowlby
  • Margaret Cooney Casey
  • Karen Cullen
  • Joanne Danto
  • Stephen R. D’Arcy
  • Maureen T. D’Avanzo
  • Richard L. DeVore
  • Afa Sadykhly Dworkin
  • Annmarie Erickson
  • James Farber
  • Jennifer Fischer
  • Aaron Frankel
  • Carolynn Frankel
  • Christa Funk
  • Alan M. Gallatin
  • Robert Gillette
  • Jody Glancy
  • Malik Goodwin
  • Mary Ann Gorlin
  • Laura Grannemann
  • Antoinette G. Green
  • Leslie Green
  • Laura Hernandez-Romine
  • Donald Hiruo
  • Michele Hodges
  • Julie Hollinshead
  • Renato Jamett
  • Joseph Jonna
  • John Jullens
  • David Karp
  • Joel D. Kellman
  • Jennette Smith Kotila
  • James P. Lentini, D.M.A.
  • Linda Dresner Levy
  • Joshua Linkner
  • Florine Mark
  • Tonya Matthews, Ph.D.
  • David N. McCammon
  • Lydia Michael, NextGen Chair
  • Lois A. Miller
  • Daniel Millward
  • Scott Monty
  • Shari Morgan
  • Frederick J. Morsches
  • Sean M. Neall
  • Eric Nemeth
  • Maury Okun
  • Vivian Pickard
  • William F. Pickard, Ph.D.
  • Gerrit Reepmeyer
  • Richard Robinson
  • James Rose, Jr.
  • Marc Schwartz
  • Lois L. Shaevsky
  • Thomas Shafer
  • Margaret Shulman
  • Cathryn M. Skedel, Ph.D.
  • Ralph Skiano, Orchestra Representative
  • Mark Tapper
  • Laura J. Trudeau
  • Gwen Weiner
  • Jennifer Whitteaker
  • R. Jamison Williams
  • Margaret E. Winters
  • Ellen Hill Zeringue
  • Johanna Yarbrough, Orchestra Representative