The Southwest Ohio Philharmonic (SWOP), incorporated as a non-profit, is a newly formed professional symphony orchestra within the southwest corner of the state of Ohio. Our musicians have been performing for many years in the area and reside throughout the entire region.
The Philharmonic’s vision is to touch everyone with music. Music is a language that speaks to all people and we seek to reach out into communities of the southwest Ohio region to share the joy of music.
The Function is to provide music at the highest possible degree of excellence, to provide performance opportunities for area musicians and to provide the cultural benefits of a Symphony Orchestra to the southwest Ohio region.
The Mission is to engage, educate and transform communities in southwest Ohio through musical experiences of the highest quality.
Michael Shaffer (President)
Bill Albin (Co-Vice President)
Jackie Davis (Co-Vice President)
Matthew Dixon (Operations/Legal Affairs)
Renate Thomas (Recording Secretary)
Mike Arnold (Corresponding Secretary/Historian)
Lynda Herndon (Finance Manager/Treasurer)
Christine Todey (Fund Raising)
Dora Bronston (Public Relations)
Dwight Blubaugh (Website)
Tera Hamilton (Phone Call)
Gary Rasmussen (Donor Liaison/Ad Sponsor)
Pam Rauch (Tickets/SWOP phone)
Peter Rauch (Tickets/SWOP phone)
Andrea Ridilla (Concert Program Booklet)
Fred Thiergartner (Activities)
Genie Thiergartner (Activities)