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THE MUSICIANS

Since 1987, our ensemble of over 80 volunteer musicians and professional guests rise to the challenges of many musical styles, genres and periods as they enrich the cultural landscape of Southern Nevada.

VIOLIN I

Patrick Hsieh – Concert Master

Rita Boehme

Pat Harrell

Kristen Hsu

Marla Huizar

Barbara James

Karen Kelley

Nancy Palmer

Braydon Pikyavit

Lisa Riley

Kay Sanderson

Erin Sheppard

Sandy Watson

Debra Yavitz

VIOLIN II

Donna Martinez – Principal

Belinda Boswell – Assistant Principal

Megan Thompson – Assistant Principal

Hwayeon Bement

Jennifer Clemons

Charlotte Conner

Christina Duke

Tena Fox

Lois Goodman

Sabina Orlowska

Bob Taras

VIOLA

David Eckert

Kelley Blatnik

Tanya Hambourg

Kimberly Johnson

Elizabeth Letourneau

John Riley

Harriet Walker

CELLO

CONTRABASS

FLUTE

Christian Garcia – Principal

Cynthia Burgess

Jonnie-Jo Didas

Christina Hekkert

Charles Javier

Eric Lam

Susan Maunder

Tim Thomas – Principal

Geoff Fleming – Assistant Principal

Elise Eden – Assistant Principal

Jimmy Cisneros

Emma Glaess

Tom Hawley

Carmella Cao – Principal

Rodrigo Corral

Julie Williams

OBOE

CLARINET

BASSOON

Gilbert Castaneda – Principal

Rachel LaRance

Carol Embry – Principal

Jeannie Galvin

Gary Van Cott

Dorothy Rumsey – Principal

Nathan Hill

HORN

TRUMPET

Lee Higbie – Principal

Rick Crockett

Tom Frauenshuh

Ona Snyder

Michael Weaver

Matthew Thomas Wright – Principal

John Dunia

TROMBONE

Matt Stofferahn – Principal

Juan Vasquez – Assistant Principal

Robert Delgado

Duane Zook

TUBA

Jon Kercher 

HARP

Yvone Cox
Mary Gunnell 

PIANO

Paula Johnson 

PERCUSSION

John Nasshan – Principal

Amy Crosley

Mario Garfrias

Gabriela Ordonez

Alec Petronsky

Phillip Rose

Zachary Soukup

Julia Wegener

PAST MUSIC DIRECTORS

 

Taras Krysa

2007 – 2016

Brad Pfeil

1997 – 2002

Mark Laycock

1992 – 1997

JoAnn White

1988 – 1990

Peter Aaronson

2002 – 2006

Dr. Glenn Cooper

1997

David Smith

1991 – 1992

Frank Irvin

1987 – 1988