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Rachel Smalling 
 

Executive Director 

Rachel Smalling, a native of Knoxville, TN, graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2014 with her Bachelor's degree in cello performance under the instruction of Dan Allcott. Rachel first began working for the Bryan Symphony Orchestra in 2013 while still a student at TTU, as a cellist and as the orchestra librarian. Rachel worked as the office and box office manager prior to becoming the symphony's Executive Director in the Spring of 2016.

Rachel loves the arts administration field and also served as the Director of Operations for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival for three seasons and currently serves as the Director of Operations and Admissions for Tennessee Tech's Summer Music Institute.  

Rachel has greatly enjoyed working for the Bryan Symphony Orchestra for the past eight years and loves getting to serve the symphony and the community of Cookeville through her work. Rachel serves as president of the Cookeville Arts Council and also serves on the Tennesseans for the Arts board.

She remains active in her cello playing as a member of the Orfeo String Quartet. In addition to her arts administration work, Rachel owns and operates two motels near Dale Hollow Lake with her partner Alex. 

Sara Deliberato Younglove

Director of Marketing & Patron Relations

Sara Deliberato Younglove is a violinist, violinmaker, and all-around creative who loves the arts. A native of Ohio, Sara holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in violin performance from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters Certificate in Violin Making from The Chicago School of Violin Making.  

She has performed with many orchestras in the Tennessee community as well as in Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan.  Sara has worked as a luthier at Seman Violins and Psarianos Violins prior to relocating to the area for her husbands’ faculty appointment at Tennessee Tech University. As a player and maker, Sara is dedicated to providing many forms of enrichment and education to the community through music.

As the newly appointed director of marketing and patron relations, Sara looks forward to getting to know the patrons and community members of the greater Cookeville area and getting to know the BSO family. In her free time, Sara enjoys exploring the outdoors with her two Siberian Huskies, gardening, making soap, and loves to cook!

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Anne Dickson Rogers

Personnel Manager 

A Cincinnati native, Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (cum laude) from Miami University of Ohio. Anne joined the Nashville Opera team full time as the Artistic Administrator in April 2016 after serving as the organization’s Contractor for two seasons. Additionally, Anne is the Contractor for Intersection, a contemporary music ensemble artistically led by Kelly Corcoran as well as Contractor for Cookeville’s Bryan Symphony Orchestra. She is the former Director of Orchestra Personnel of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, a post she held for over 12 seasons. Anne began her orchestral career as a Librarian Assistant for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Opera. In addition, Anne spent two seasons as the Production Manager with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Keith Lockhart. Anne also served as the Orchestra Personnel Manager for the San Antonio Symphony. Anne is a certified PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International Instructor and teaches disabled children at both White Fawn Farm and Saddle Up! every Saturday. A Dickson country girl, she is a Predators cheerer, reining horse rider, F-150 truck driver, flower bed mulcher, anytime/anywhere traveler, obsessive book reader, country music listener and, most importantly, mom to Shively Jane, her best accomplishment yet!