Artistic Director & Principal Conductor: Tammy Vollom-Matturro
Tammy Vollom-Matturro received her BME degree from Bemidji State University, Minnesota, 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.
Orchestra Manager & Librarian: Jane Parrish
Upon completing her career as a United States Army Military Intelligence Officer, Jane taught high school mathematics in Virginia. While in Virginia, 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.