Who we are

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is led by a 13-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


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 tallgrass prairie, by providing opportunities to experience symphonic music and place-based education in the Kansas Flint Hills.

Board of Directors

Virginia Moxley, Chair
Council Grove, KS

Linda Craghead, Vice Chair
Alma, KS

Beth Harshfield, Immediate Past Chair
Wichita, KS

Mike Stout, Treasurer
Wichita, KS

Bruce Breckenridge, Secretary 
Leawood, KS

Joy Davis
Junction City, KS

Kelly Lockton
Mission Hills, KS

Tom Nelson
Kansas City, MO

Larry Patton
El Dorado, KS

Bill Riley
Manhattan, KS

George Terbovich
Kansas City, MO

Melanie Thompson
Lake Quivira, KS

Marty White
Council Grove, KS

Our Vision

• Increase awareness among the general public about the ecological and cultural significance of the Flint Hills.

• Produce an ongoing series of symphonic concerts in the Kansas Flint Hills.

• Combine the human, environmental and financial resources of rural grasslands people to accomplish together what none can do alone.

• Provide an economic boost to rural Kansas prairie communities.

• Uplift our spirits and celebrate with grateful hearts our “home on the range."


Christy Davis, Executive Director

Louise Carlin, Merchandise/Art Manager

Sandy Dorsey, Volunteer Coordinator

Rita Spinden, Bookkeeper

Kelly Tastove, Development Officer/Office Manager


© 2017 Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.  |  Phone: 620.273.8955 |  Email: info@symphonyintheflinthills.org