Joe Dody

CYSA Associate Director

Joe DodyMy initial connection to CYSA was through my daughter Kelsey. Kelsey participated in CYSA orchestras starting in sixth grade and going through high school. I observed how much she enjoyed and grew from those priceless musical experiences.

A few years ago I was recruited to CYSA’s volunteer board as the Personnel Chair. I soon learned that my tenure would coincide with an important leadership change for the organization. CYSA founder Charles Creighton began a multi-year transition to retirement after 30 years as Conductor, Music Director, and Executive Director. As Personnel Chair, I played a key role in facilitating the transition to new leaders and leadership models. My experience serving on the board was fun and deeply fulfilling. I enjoyed working side-by-side with other committed parents, students, community members, and staff toward our shared goal of preserving the treasure we have in CYSA.

From 2014-2019, I led the organization as Executive Director. In July 2019, I stepped down from this role, as I look forward to working less and playing more! I’ll continue my journey with CYSA as Associate Director for the remainder of 2019 to help facilitate a smooth transition to new leadership before I retire. I invite you to engage with me and even to join the team – providing our kids and community truly exceptional arts and life experiences and broadening CYSA’s program offerings for years to come.