Meet the Orchestra

Central Oregon Symphony musicians come to us from varied backgrounds and locations. Many have mastered their instruments at nationally prestigious music schools such as Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Music; others have honed their skills through our local music programs and regional universities. Some musicians have joined COS after having retired from renowned professional orchestras; many others are currently active music teachers and performers. Our diverse musicians share a common passion for the performing arts that makes the COS a strong and cohesive ensemble.

VIOLIN
Megan Clithero
Dawn Crisp
Eleanor Davidson
Johnny Downs
Carol Elwood
John Fawcett
Mateo Garza
Robert Gregory
Terri Grimm
Chuck Hens
Wilma Hens
Michael Hodecker
Brian Hosier
Elly Jocham
Natalya Johnston
Alice Long
Maryellen Marrocco
Daisy Marsden
Donna Marshall
Leah Naftalin
Avalon Parsons
Serianna Rosberg
Carolyn Rouse
Sarah Ruzicka
Kiarra Saito-Beckman
Samuel Taylor
Elizabeth Thorpe
Gae Thwing
Jenny Wasson
Anne Weis
Sophia Wilkins
Bethany Willis

VIOLA
Julia Bastuscheck
Adrienne Brown
Janet Gesme
Leslie Knight
Jenny Marsden
Karina O'Connor
Dara Robertson
Lance VanSooy

CELLO
Travis Allen
Emma Chaput
Joshua Evans
Zeta Gesme
Katie Harris
Austin Lenahan
Dhara MacDermed
Amy Mitchell
David Morris
Merle Ross
Evan Sigvaldsen

BASS
Alan Aulie
Lisa Bussabarger
Nicolas Nielsen
David Powloski
Allen Regnier

FLUTE
Sue Steiger
Lynn Lakin
Stefanie Janin-Brohamer

PICCOLO
Lynn Lakin

OBOE
Alex Gesme
Amy Goeser Kolb
Jeff Stormont

ENGLISH HORN
Alex Gesme
Jeff Stormont

CLARINET
Lorell Girard
Gayle Hoagland
Ted Burton

BASSOON
Wendy Bloom
Reid Kajikawa

FRENCH HORN
Andreas Lang
Peter Loeffler
Tim Lynch
Michelle Kajikawa
Amy Anderson

TRUMPET
Jeff Briggs
Brendon Alexander
Dean Comley
Bob Shimek
Ken Steiger

TROMBONE
Suzanne Mudge
Dan Flagg

BASS TROMBONE
Erik Hoagland

TUBA
Cameron Gates

TIMPANI
Dennis Senff

PERCUSSION
Larry Meyers
Jake Ortman
Bill Ortman

PIANO / CELESTE
Kathy Gault
Jean Shrader

HARP
Laura Leighton

*This list is an aggregation of all musicians who have performed with the symphony in the past two seasons. Each concert series has unique instrument and personnel requirements.