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Artistic Director: Tammy Vollom-Matturro

Tammy Vollom-Matturro received her BME degree from Bemidji State University, Minnisota, graduating magna cum laude with an emphasis in instrumental music.  She has taught, conducted and performed solo and orchestral works all over Alaska.

In 2009, Tammy joined the KPO as Artistic Director.  Since then she has directed the summer music festivals, family concerts, Christmas performances and the ongoing Link Up partnership with Carnegie Hall. In addition to her work with the KPO, Tammy has served as the musical director for several Kenai Performers musical shows and as the artistic director of the reformed Redoubt Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to being active in the musical community of Alaska, she is a devoted wife and mother of two girls.

  Executive Director

This position is currently vacant.  For more information please contact a board member.


Joan Evans: Bookkeeper

Joan has worked as Office Manager with the KPO for over 8 years.  In the 44 years since coming to Homer, she has worked as a bookkeeper or office manager for the FAA, a Real Estate and Construction Company, a Print Shop, and Pier One Theater.  Joan received her Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Sciences from Humboldt State College.Joan enjoys playing violin in the KPO, and sings with the KP Community Chorus and enjoyed touring Italy in 2006 with them.  When not playing bells or singing with her church choir, Joan spends her free time enjoying her 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

 Jane Parrish

Jane Parrish: Librarian

Jane joined the KPO in 2011 as Principal Bassoonist, and began serving as librarian in 2014.

Upon completing her career as a United States Army Military Intelligence Officer, Jane taught high school mathematics in Virginia. While in Virgina, she served as the librarian for the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, playing bass clarinet and bassoon for the Wind Ensemble and the York River Orchestra for more than ten years.  In 2006, she and her husband returned to Alaska, where she had been stationed in the early 1990s, to teach in “the bush.”  After several years of teaching a variety of subjects and grades in villages along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, they moved to Kasilof, where they work as substitute teachers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.  In addition to playing bassoon with the KPO, Jane has recently begun playing viola with the Central Peninsula Community Orchestra.

Area Coordinator

This position is currently vacant.  For more information contact a board member.