Our Musicians

Ken Lam is Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina and Resident Conductor of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. He is also Artistic Director of Hong Kong Voices. 
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Violin I

Roy Meyer Concertmaster

Sponsored by Dr. Daniel & Debra Brownstone

Georgia Hornbacker Associate Concertmaster

Sponsored by Carole & Jerry Ringer

Karen C. Collier First Assistant Concertmaster

Sponsored by Judie Bey

Michael Barta Second Assistant Concertmaster

Sponsored by Peggy Hundley

Corina Lobont

Sponsored by Sandy Bellatti

Nathan Banks *

Jane E. Polett

Sponsored by Paul & Sandra Harmon

Janice Lee

David Goist

Violin II

Alex Norris Principal

Laura Hourt Associate Principal

Chenoa Alamu

Sponsored by Jay & Sue Edmondson and Drs. Jerry & Ann Joseph

Courtney Silver

Erik Rohde

Sponsored by Leroy Wehrle

Michelle Wynton

Daniel Colbert


Nicholas Jeffery Principal

Sponsored by William R. Zimmer, M.D.

Christiana C. Reader * Associate Principal

Lisa Nelson *

Karen R. Frost

Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Richard T. McDaniel

Rachel Sompong

Diane Wuthrich

Christine Bock

Sponsored by Larry & Judy Stack

Carolyn Buying


Ruth Marshall Principal

Amy Catron Associate Principal

Sponsored by Dennis & Cathy Wentworth

Eric Lenz

Sponsored by Kathy Hoffmann

Sarah Hansen

Sponsored by Mark & Julie Staley

Yeonwoo Seo


Nicholas Adams Principal Bass

Sponsored by Alan & Marty Stutz

David Chapman-Orr Associate Principal

Andrew Tinge

Sponsored by Dennis & Linda Steele

Mathew Burri

Stephen Reichelt


Kimberly McCoul Risinger Principal

Sponsored by Ann Evans

Amanda Pond

Sponsored by Bob & Julie Dobski and Kathy & Milt Sees

Mackenzie Danner Piccolo

Sponsored by Kathy & Paul Packard


Orion Rapp Principal

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. John J. Killian

Ann Homann

Sponsored by Sue Silvey

Erin Mashinter English Horn


Dana Hotle Principal

Sponsored by Phares & Harriet O'Daffer

Amanda Hudnall

Sponsored by Barbara & Charles Schweighauser

Solomon R. Baer Bass Clarinet

Sponsored by Rich & Carolyn Berning


Timothy McGovern Principal

Robert Curl

Michael H. Dicker Contrabassoon

Sponsored by Carolyn & Duane Yockey


Stephen Hanrahan * Principal

Sponsored by Kathryn Ransom & Mary Anne Elson

Brian Goodwin Acting Principal

Paul Clifton-O’Donnell

Sponsored by J. Anthony Nelson

Brad Granville

Anna Mayne

Sponsored by Dr. Patricia & Randall Rushing

Jessica Pearce Assistant/Utility Horn


Amy Gilreath Principal

Tim McCoul

Sponsored by Colin Burns

Ryan Barwise


Stephen Parsons Principal

Sponsored by Jerry & Carole Ringer

Kevin R. Dombrowski

Robert Kastner Bass Trombone

Sponsored by Brenda & Harlan Geiser


Mark Moore Principal


David Collier Principal


Jeremy Brunk Acting Principal

Sponsored by Richard & Phyllis Cheaney

Joseph LaPalomento

Sponsored by Dr. Victoria Nichols-Johnson


Maria Horváth Principal

Stage Manager

Joe Taylor

Sponsored by Dr. Judith Everson


David Platt

Sponsored by Elaine Cousins

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