Symphony Staff

Laken Emerson
Director of Development, Education, & Community Engagement

Damian Cheek
Manager of Finance & Audience Services

David Ewing
Librarian & Stage Manager

Tom Ware
Sound Technician

The symphony is a per-service professional orchestra comprised of musicians from Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springfield, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman, Dallas, Little Rock, New York, Florida and other communities. The orchestra performs classical, pops, youth and community concerts in Fort Smith and surrounding areas. In recent years, the Fort Smith Symphony has seen tremendous artistic and financial growth. The majority of the Symphony subscription concerts are sold out. The orchestra is also presently experiencing a large increase in attendance by young audience members and families.