Susan Kroeker, PCO executive director, has held various administrative positions with the PCO since 2011. She was appointed executive director by the PCO board in 2014. She is also currently principal flutist with the orchestra, performing with the PCO for 26 years, and has served as personnel manager for past 21 years. Susan holds a BMUS in flute performance from Wheaton College and a MMUS from the Hartt School of Music. She has decades of experience in orchestral and chamber music performance, arts administration, music entrepreneurship, and flute instruction. Susan and her husband, Barry, live in Bellefonte, PA, where they are adjusting to a recently-emptied nest. In her free time, Susan enjoys running, sailing, skiing, and spending time with her 4 grandchildren.
Shannon Rose, PCO intern, is a junior at Penn State University pursuing a BA in Music and a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. She studies voice with Dr. Petrongelli and sings in the Penn State Concert Choir and Oriana Singers, where she also serves as Treasurer. During the past summer of 2017 Shannon worked at the Marlboro Music Festival, and is currently employed at Penn State assisting with administrative duties in the Choral Department.