2000 - 2013


Hsu announces that her 8th season (2002-2003) will be her final season with the orchestra; national search for replacement begins


National search results in 183 applicants from 35 states, District of Columbia, and 5 foreign countries.  Search narrowed to six finalists who each conduct one concert during the 2003-2004 season.  Ron Spigelman named seventh conductor of the orchestra in May 2004


September concert officially begins Spigelman's career with the orchestra; annual Holiday Concert returns as part of orchestra's season in December 2004


The Spigelman family move to Springfield and Ron becomes first resident conductor in ten years


Spigelman's tenure ended in May 2012.  During the 2012-2013 season, six finalists auditioned to become the next Music Director/Conductor of the Springfield Symphony.  The conductor who had the highest composite score from audience, orchestra, board, and staff votes was chosen


Kyle Wiley Pickett named eighth conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.  Kyle and his wife, Alice, an actress and theatre director, along with their two sons move to Springfield, MO