Our Mission

The Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to inspire, engage, and enrich the lives of community members with the transformative power of symphonic music through excellence in live performance, educational programs, and community activities.

Our History


The Rock Hill Symphony was established in 2017 by a group of musicians and supporters in Rock Hill, South Carolina and serves all of York County. RHSO is a fully professional orchestra made up of some of the finest players from throughout the region. In 2018, the Board of Directors appointed Dr. David Rudge as the Symphony's Music Director and Conductor. Rock Hill Symphony is a tax exempt, nonprofit 501c3 organization.


Community Engagement


Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dr. Sarah Lynn Hayes, President

Dr. William Terwilliger, Immediate Past President

D. Jeffery Sligh, Vice-President/Community Liaison 

Dr. Thomas Hildreth, Treasurer

Robert H. Breakfield

William Easley, Development Director

Dr. Elda Franklin, 

Director of Community Engagement

Dr. Al Leonard, Director of Volunteer Services

Bessie Meeks

Erin McManus

Bo Redmond

Michael Smith



Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Hayden Denesha, Stage Manager

Ryan Knott, Personnel Manager 

Ciara Maloney, Music Librarian

Erica Smith, Operations Manager

Bob Thompson, Development Associate

990 Financial Report

990 Form

RHSO 990EZ 2017-2018 (pdf)


990 Schedule A (pdf)


990 Schedule 0 (pdf)