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

Thomas Herlong


Sandy Costanzo


Paul Rideout


Shannon Mayes

Corporate Secretary

Doris Begley

Audience Relations Chair

David Allen

Marketing Chair

Dr. Donald Portnoy

Founding Music Director & Conductor

Charlie Call

Denny Duerksen

Board Members

Cody Anderson

Mary Barnett

Catherine Bedenbaugh

Byron Bush

Prof. Paul Crook

Thomas C. Hofstetter

President Emeritus

Sharon Johnson

Co-President, Aiken Symphony Guild

Jim Oremus

Judy Rector

Co-President, Aiken Symphony Guild

Joel Scraper, DMA

Holly Woltz, DVM MS

Kitty Yundt

Beverley Zigelman

Honorary Board Members

Stuart Bedenbaugh

E. Owen Clary

Prof. David Owen

State Rep. Bill Taylor

Will Williams

Dan Zaloudek


Deedee Vaughters

Executive Director

Wendy Hirsch

Director of Operations and Administration

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Mailing Address: 262 Eastgate Drive,
PMB 440,
Aiken, SC 29803

(803) 220-7251

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+1 714-555-1212


Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm

Valued Sponsors and Information"

The Aiken Symphony Orchestra would like to thank the businesses and organizations listed below that have chosen to show their support of us through sponsorships or grants. It is only with their support, as well as support from our patrons and individual donors, that your Aiken Symphony Orchestra is able to continue presenting outstanding professional performances alongside world-class soloists.

If you would like to read about the different ways you or your company could support ASO, please click "Learn More" below.


Grant Sponsors

Education Sponsors

Community Concert Sponsors