Who We Are

At Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit organization, our mission is to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. We work to build awareness for the last stand of tallgrass prairie. The land dictates the terms and beauty of our lives, and our culture is shaped by this landscape. Its stone, soil, flora and skies above pull on our souls and care for us, and we are called to care for this place in return. We answer this call to stewardship with education. We directly engage with the land; we collaborate with musicians, artists, historians, scientists, and community members to both the traditions of today and the future of the Flint Hills of tomorrow. At Symphony in the Flint Hills, we envision a future where our efforts inspire people to strengthen the Kansas prairie by sustaining the region’s unique culture and landscape. Please join us.

Mission


Heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie.

Vision

We envision a future where our efforts inspire people to strengthen the Flint Hills by sustaining the region’s unique culture and landscape.

History

Flint Hills leaders founded Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. in 2004 to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. The organization hosted the first of its annual prairie concerts in 2006.

Staff


Kelly Tastove, Sandy Carlson, Jeanna Beeman - Symphony in the Flint Hills staff

Jeanna Beeman (left)

Volunteer Coordinator
jeanna@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Meet Jeanna

Sandy Carlson (middle)

Program Director
sandy@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Meet Sandy

Kelly Tastove (right)

Operations Manager & Donor Relations Manager
kelly@symphonyintheflinthills.org

Meet Kelly

Please direct media inquiries to Carrie Lindeman.


Board Members


Julie White Hower | Chair

Council Grove, KS

Mike Collinge | Vice Chair

Hamilton, KS

Beth Harshfield | Treasurer

Wichita, KS

George Terbovich | Secretary

Kansas City, MO

Rhonda Atkinson

Alma, KS

Bruce Breckenridge

Leawood, KS

Jeff Davidson

Eureka, KS

Dylan Evans

Lebo, KS

Dalton Henry

Randolph, KS

Mary Ice

Manhattan, KS

Debbie Miller

Council Grove, KS

Virginia Moxley

Council Grove, KS

Larry Patton

El Dorado, KS

Melanie Thompson

Lake Quivira, KS