Our Staff

Trent Rash

Executive Director

Trent has been pleased to be serving as the Executive Director of The Missouri Symphony since August 2019.  Music has always been such an integral and meaningful part of his life and he is honored to continue to support the mission of MOSY to ignite a passion for music in the Columbia community.  As a driving goal, Trent wants to cultivate excitement about MOSY, what it is doing, and where it is going.  His is door is always open , so if you have questions on MOSY’s administration operations, feel free to stop by the office or contact Trent by emailing trent@themosy.org or by phone at 573-875-0600.

Monica Senecal Palmer

Director of Development

Monica’s relationship with The Missouri Symphony began when she was still waking up Mid-Missouri as the Monica half of “Chris and Monica in the Morning” on 101.5 KPLA. She quickly fell in love with the passionate MOSY artists, volunteers and supporters. Monica joined the staff in August of 2019, and she considers it an honor to help develop the resources and support necessary to keep MOSY thriving for generations to come. For any questions about our development or fundraising, contact Monica at monica@themosy.org.

Rachael Norden

Office Coordinator

Bringing to the table her extensive backgrounds in music, accounting, and customer service, Rachael has a passion for the arts and arts administration, and has been contributing her skills as part of the MOSY team since April of 2018.  Happy to answer any questions you may have about payments, invoices, donations, memberships, upcoming MOSY events, or just general inquiries, feel free to reach out to Rachael any time by emailing office@themosy.org or calling 573-875-0600.

Sarah Williams

Conservatory Coordinator

After graduating in 2017 from William Woods University with a degree in Theatre Performance, Sarah now brings to MOSY her knowledge of fine arts, theatre, and performance. Appealed by the aspect of coordination and working closely with children and music, Sarah has been a valuable member of the MOSY team since January of 2018. Contact Sarah with any questions about the Conservatory, ensemble registration and auditions, or tuition at conservatorycoordinator@themosy.org.

Kirk Trevor

Music Director and Conductor

Although Kirk Trevor has been Music Director of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra since 2001, he has also been conductor of the Dallas and the Knoxville Symphonies, as well as the Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Born in England, he started his musical career as a pianist from age 5 and took up the cello when he was 11, and had conducted his first orchestra concert by age 14. To read more about Kirk, visit his bio page on our site by clicking here.

Briana Frieda

Conservatory Asst. Music Director

Having graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelors in Music in 2013, Briana moved on to pursue a Masters in Musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, of which she achieved in 2015. Today, Briana continues to contribute to the artistic and musical community of Columbia teaching not only as Assistant Director for MOSY, but as the Orchestra Director at Oakland Middle School and Director of the Chamber Orchestra at Battle High School.