About Aiken Symphony Orchestra

Our Mission Statement

The Aiken Symphony Orchestra endeavors to provide artistic leadership to the greater Aiken community through the presentation of symphonic music that educates, entertains, and enriches the human spirit.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee Members

Thomas Herlong


Sandy Costanzo


Paul Rideout


Beverley Zigelman

Corporate Secretary

Doris Begley

Audience Relations Chair

David Allen

Immediate Past President

Joel Scraper

Executive Committee Member

Board Members

Cody Anderson

Catherine Bedenbaugh

Kena Black

Juanita Campbell

Wayne T. Frei, MD

Lisa Glass

Bob Hood

Mercedes Kucyk

Shannon Mayes

Kirk McGowan

Martha Rivers

Thomas C. Hofstetter

President Emeritus

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the founding board members of the ASO, Mr. Thomas C. Hofstetter, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.  Mr. Hofstetter’s profound knowledge of classical music, vast experience with symphony orchestras, passion for the arts, and a love of his adopted hometown of Aiken will be impossible to replace.

Honorary Board Members

Stuart Bedenbaugh

E. Owen Clary

Denny Duerksen

Prof. David Owen

State Rep. Bill Taylor

Will Williams

Dan Zaloudek


Wendy Hirsch

Executive Director

Anna Eaton

Director of Operations

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Mailing Address: 262 East Gate Drive,
PMB 440,
Aiken, SC 29803

(803) 220-7251

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