Mary Kelsay grew up in Tallahassee and has served as TSO’s General Manager since December 2016. During this time, she has managed TSO subscriptions, planned several concerts and donor appreciation events including TSO Kids, Spooktacular, and Young People’s Concerts. She has also written successful
foundation grants for these programs and continues to work on increasing sponsorship.
Ms. Kelsay holds degrees in music composition and arts administration from the University of Florida (MM) and Florida State University (BM, MA). While studying, she served as President of the Arts Administration Student Association and worked with the FSU Summer Music Camps, the African Caribbean Dance Theatre, and Theatre Tallahassee. Mary has given lectures on Arts Administration to prospective FSU students and undergraduates in the College of Music.
Before coming to the TSO, she worked as the Residency Coordinator for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at the FSU School of Dance, where she planned artist residencies and other projects. She has also taught music theory, piano, and voice and continues to be musically involved in the community as a singer. Mary enjoys working with TSO to help bring great music to Tallahassee.