Aryana Misaghi, General Manager


AryanaA native of Charleston, Aryana was a flutist in the WVYS program from 2008-2014. She was the Concerto Competition Winner in 2010, a featured soloist on the 2012 European Tour, and a returning soloist for the 2018 FestivALL Alumni Concert. In 2016, she completed a 4-month internship with the Vienna State Opera, where she worked in schedule coordination and operations. From 2015-2017, she served as the Music Director at the University of Kentucky’s award-winning radio station, WRFL.


In addition to being an arts administrator and flutist with the Youth Symphony, Aryana has enjoyed an active performing and teaching career. Recent projects have included a chamber recital of 20th century music, a guitar/flute duo recital tour throughout central Kentucky, and a chamber group residency in Vienna, Austria. Outside of classical music, she can be found on various studio recordings of pop music by other regional artists like Maerz and The Family Plots. Aryana is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Music Performance.




West Virginia Youth Symphony Board of Directors



Juliana Serafin, President
Robert Lannan, Vice President
Megan Tarbett, Secretary
Amanda McCleary, Treasurer

Tom Beal 
Andrew Blackwood
Eva Kay Cardea
Mark Davis

Paula Durst 
Dan Foster
Mary Rose Nair
Becky Shuman
Michael Sivaprakasam
Patricia Strickland
Lorena Surber
Megan Tarbett
Robert Westmoreland



Sandra Groce
Joshua Humphreys
Ian Jessee
Joe Tackett
Robert Turizziani


Pamela Emch
Robin Snyder