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.

Wende Wagner

Director of Marketing & Development
Throughout her career, Wende has worked with various arts non-profit organizations and has been a proud member of the MOSY team since September 2020. Passionate about the performing arts and storytelling, Wende’s goal is simple; - to passionately advocate for MOSY’s mission. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Wende holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She counts reading, yoga, needlepoint, musical theatre, and soup among her myriad of interests. When not at the office, you can find her and her boxer-mix, Oliver, out on one of Columbia’s beautiful trails. Wende would love to discuss the best way you can support MOSY. Reach out to her anytime at wende@themosy.org.

Rachael Norden

Office & Events Manager
Although the Arts have always been her passion, Rachael opted to forego a college degree, heading straight into the field of finance. After honing her skills in customer service and accounting, Rachael found the perfect mix in April 2018 by joining MOSY, gaining event managerial experience with both MOSY and eventually as a House Manager with the University Concert Series. Today, Rachael enjoys spending her downtime reading, exploring local cemeteries, or working on her comic series, highlighting obscure life moments with her cat, Roguespierre. Feel free to reach out to Rachael any time for any questions on events or office processes by emailing office@themosy.org. 

Ashley Pribyl

Director of Education & Outreach
Joining MOSY in August 2020, Ashley is no stranger to Missouri having received her PhD in Musicology from WUSTL in 2019. Her passion for symphonic music and music education derives from her own musical experiences as a horn player, with a BA in Music from the University of Texas. Dr. Pribyl also loves Broadway, having written her dissertation and subsequent publications on the works of Stephen Sondheim. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, it would be Leonard Bernstein. For any questions regarding our educational and outreach programs, contact Ashley at education@themosy.org.
The Missouri Symphony is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire and engage diverse audiences through exceptional performances of symphonic music and to educate and mentor young performers.
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