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Lubbock Symphony Announces Staff Expansion Amid Audience Growth

LSO welcomes incoming staff members, hires for newly created positions and promotes one.


LUBBOCK, TX –The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) announced several staff changes to its administrative team in the box office, development and marketing departments. These staff changes will allow the LSO to sustain and pursue audience and program growth.

“This past season, we saw an 18% increase in season ticket sales and about a 25% increase in attendance overall,” explained Galen Wixson, LSO president and CEO. “We have reorganized and expanded our staff to accommodate more patrons, conduct business with more community partners and ensure we remain focused in our marketing, patron experience and development initiatives to continue growth.”



Emily Gavaghan, Box Office Manager
Emily Gavaghan assumed the role of box office manager on May 6 and assists patrons with ticket sales, seating specifications and other purchases. Emily graduated in 2018 from Texas Tech University, where she was a member of the Goin’ Band, with a degree in University Studies. She previously worked as an LSO intern before transitioning to the Box Office Manager position and has professional interests in enriching the LSO patron experience, concert operations and fundraising.



Amie Dean, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Amie Dean assumed the newly created marketing and communications coordinator position on June 19. Amie is a native Lubbockite who graduated from Texas Tech University in 2017 with a degree in Media Strategies. She was a member of the Goin’ Band and studied marketing, public relations, advertising and electronic media communication. Amie will assist with LSO’s marketing initiatives and season ticket renewal campaigns, coordinate with the media and develop partnerships with season advertisers.


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Jessica Jackson, Director of Development and Communications
Jessica Jackson transitioned from the director of marketing role to the newly created director of development and communications position on June 1. Having worked for the Lubbock Symphony for two years previously, developing marketing campaigns, managing advertising and sponsorship partnerships and developing and deploying advertising strategies, she now oversees the expanded marketing and development team. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Texas Tech and has interests in audience development, community relations, grants, advertising, public relations and marketing.


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The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community organizations in Lubbock. Founded in 1946, LSO is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the South Plains region and is made up of professional talented musicians from all parts of the Lubbock Community. The LSO seeks to enhance the community we serve by providing quality symphonic performances and educational experiences for thousands of children across the greater Lubbock area.