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Executive Board

Our artistic staff and management are the driving force in the continued success of the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra. Along with our executive board, members, parents and hundreds of young musicians, the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra is one of the most talented youth orchestra in Southern California.


Thalia Arnold
Sue Gilson
Vice President
Carol Zaleta
Sue Gilson
Thalia Arnold, Presidentwas born and raised in Pennsylvania and has lived in north county since 2011. He's worked for the same environmental engineering/planning firm for nearly 25 years and has managed offices in Germany and Seattle and currently manages the firm's Solana Beach office. He is married and has a son, Ian, and daughter, Chelsea, who plays bass in the Symphony Orchestra. 


Sue Gilson, Vice President


Carol Zaleta, Secretary


Sue Gilson, Treasurer


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