Who we are

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is led by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a small staff with the help of 700 volunteers. The Signature Event and year-round prairie education activities are made possible only through the generosity of contributors like you. View our 2015 Annual Report.

How we started


In 1994, Matfield Green rancher Jane Koger celebrated her birthday by inviting the public to a "Symphony on the Prairie." More than 3,000 people from far and wide congregated at her Homestead Ranch for a magical union between symphonic music and the prairie landscape.

Ten years after Jane Koger's legendary birthday concert, Chase, Lyon, Morris and Wabaunsee County leaders founded Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. to heighten the appreciation and knowledge of the tallgrass prairie. In 2006, the organization held the first of its annual prairie concerts, a Kansas tradition that now attracts approximately 7,000 attendees from all over the world.


For Information

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.
331 Broadway
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845
Phone: 620.273.8955
Fax: 620.273.8965

info@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Please direct media inquiries to Carrie Lindeman



Symphony in the Flint Hills Overview from Flint Hills Media Project
Compilation of Flint Hills Media Project photographs, video and time-lapse from Symphony in the Flint Hills 2014, Rosalia Ranch, Rosalia, KS. Music provided by Cousin Avery.

 


 

Our Mission

Heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie.

Board of Directors

Virginia Moxley, Chair
Council Grove, KS


Bill Riley, Vice Chair
Manhattan, KS

Beth Harshfield, Immediate Past Chair
Wichita, KS

Mike Stout, Treasurer
Wichita, KS

Bruce Breckenridge, Secretary 
Leawood, KS

Jeff Davidson
Eureka, KS

Joy Davis

Junction City, KS

Kathy Kelly
Kansas City, MO

Kelly Lockton

Mission Hills, KS

Debbie Miller
Council Grove, KS

Tom Nelson

Kansas City, MO

Larry Patton
El Dorado, KS

George Terbovich
Kansas City, MO

Melanie Thompson
Lake Quivira, KS

Marty White
Council Grove, KS

Our Vision

We envision a future where our efforts inspire people to strengthen the Flint Hills by sustaining the region's unique culture and landscape.


Staff

Christy Davis, Executive Director
christy@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Louise Carlin, Merchandise/Art Manager
louise@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Sandy Dorsey, Volunteer/Education Coordinator
sandy@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Gwen Shirkey, Director of Engagement
gwen@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Rita Spinden, Bookkeeper

rita@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Kelly Tastove, Development Officer
kelly@symphonyintheflinthills.org

 

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