Our Musicians

WAYNESBORO SYMPHONY

Our Musicians

WAYNESBORO SYMPHONY

Musicians of the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra hail from Waynesboro, Staunton and Fishersville, the surrounding communities of Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, and as far away as Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke, and Washington, D.C. Our membership includes professors and students from area schools, colleges and universities, highly talented community members with daytime professions in other fields, and professional musicians who enjoy the opportunity to play a diverse and challenging repertoire of symphony and chamber music. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings during the concert season, which runs from September to May, and a dress rehearsal takes place on the Thursday evening prior to each performance.

WSO PRINCIPAL MUSICIANS

STRINGS
First Violin

Wanchi, Concertmaster
Elizabeth Barron
Susan Christopher
Karl Durland
Angela Higgs
Christa Hoover
Patrick Keese
Annie Kim
Debbie Kiser
Lisa McDermott
Sharon Miller
David Preston
Kelly Wiedemann
Eleanor Wilson
Mary Ann Wirth

Second Violin

Tara Davis, Principal
Haley Artley
Karen Bright
Karen Chamblee
Isaac Dahl
Kelly Donato
Ellen Kasiske
Irene Ours
Sophia Rubin
Jacinda Stahly
Penny Ward
Debbie Warnaar

Viola

Stanley Beckwith, Principal
Dani Abbott
Linda Barnes
Jamieson Bourque
Bob DuCharme
Mary McCoy
Claire Ober

Cello

Elizabeth Cantrell, Principal
Brian Helmke, Assistant Principal
Virginia Barber
Emma Candelier
Beverly Frank
Linnea Grim
Karin Huntington
Inger Kuin
Matt Nelson
Audun Nelson
Ian Penn

Double Bass

Lindsay Lam, Principal
Andre LaVelle
Robin Prudencio
Mitch Sams

WOODWINDS
Flute
Piccolo

Rick Pennington

Oboe
English Horn

Rebecca Snead

Clarinet

James Tobin, Principal
Sarah Humphreys

Bassoon

Suzanne Pattison, Principal
Patricia Holland

Contrabassoon

Patricia Holland

BRASS
Horn

Catherine Creasy, Principal
Carrie Blake
Jeremy Loy
Sarah Zotian

Trumpet

Nick Harvey, Principal
Clint Linkmeyer

Trombone
Tuba
PERCUSSION
Timpani

Charlie Nesmith

Percussion
MUSICIAN AUDITIONS

Membership in the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra is open to student, amateur and professional musicians by audition and/or referral at the discretion of the Music Director. The orchestra generally rehearses from 7:00 to 9:30 on Tuesdays in Waynesboro. If you are interested in joining the orchestra please contact us.

ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS EMERITUS
Ross Ahlhorn*
Evan Amoroso
Tyler Bare
Elizabeth Benzinger
Susan Black*
Melissa Bowles
Claire Brooks
Jessica Brtva
Lianne Campbell*
Ben Cash
Joshua Cole
Chris Custin
Mixon Darracott
Gabriela Dech*
Gary Elwell*
Karen Fairchild
Susan Felton
Claire Fortenberry
Holly Gardner
Charlie Gasque
Jason Guira
Birdie Hadfield
Nancy Handley
Polly Haynes
Chad Howard
Paul Kim
Candace Kluesner*
James Kluesner*
Robert Langellotti
Heather Lankford
Niki Lendvay
Stephen Layman
Elizabeth Lohr-Myers
Teresa Lykins
David McCormick
Emilie Mehrtens
Sophie Mello
Joelle Miller*
Jean Montès**
Robert Mott
Kevin Newton*
Zac Nicely
John Pappas
Bruce Penner*
Sarah Peterson
Carissa Petzold
Bill Posey (d)
Braxton Rhodes
Jacob Roege*
CJ Sciara
Keith Smith
David Snively*
Karen Snively*
Peter Spaar
Eric Stassen**
Joanna Stauffer
Debbi Stephenson*
Jenny Taylor
Rachel Towns
James VanDyke
Brandon Walsh
Vanessa Warner
Leslie Wilcox
Harvey Wilcox

*Principal or Assistant Principal Chair
**Music Director