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 2017 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


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

Mike Stout, Chair
Wichita, KS

Kathy Kelly, Vice Chair
Kansas City, MO

Marty White, Treasurer
Council Grove, KS

Bruce Breckenridge, Secretary 
Leawood, KS

Rhonda Atkinson
Alma, KS

Jeff Davidson
Eureka, KS

Beth Harshfield
Wichita, KS

Julie Hower
Council Grove, KS

Mary Ice
Manhattan, KS

Debbie Miller
Council Grove, KS

Virginia Moxley
Council Grove, KS

Tom Nelson
Kansas City, MO

Larry Patton
El Dorado, KS

Matt Perrier
Eureka, KS

Bill Riley
Manhattan, KS

George Terbovich
Kansas City, MO

Melanie Thompson
Lake Quivira, 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.


Christy Davis, Executive Director

Louise Carlin, Merchandise/Art Manager

Sandy Dorsey, Volunteer/Education Coordinator

Gwen Shirkey, Director of Engagement

Rita Spinden, Bookkeeper


Kelly Tastove, Development Officer


© 2019 Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.  |  Phone: 620.273.8955 |  Email: info@symphonyintheflinthills.org