Festival Orchestra (2019)

Violin I

Richard Roberts | Concertmaster
  • Concertmaster, Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Kenn Wagner | Assistant Concertmaster
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Kennesaw State University & Morehouse College
Mark Reneau
  • Acting Concertmaster, Rome (GA) Symphony Orchestra
  • Concertmaster, Chattanooga Bach Choir
  • Faculty, Southern Adventist University
Juan R. Ramírez Hernández
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Founder & Artistic Director, Atlanta Virtuosi
  • Conductor, Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
  • Buckhead Youth Orchestra
  • Composer
Domenic Salerni
  • Dali Quartet
  • Faculty, West Chester University
  • Faculty, Dalí International Music Festival
Sinisa Ciric
  • Concertmaster, Savannah Philharmonic
  • First Violin, Balkan Quartet
Mary Sokol Brown
  • Vancouver Symphony
  • Turning Point Ensemble
  • Trio Accord
Davis Brooks
  • Professor of Violin Emeritus, Butler University
  • Studio, commercial artist
Patrick Ryan
  • Associate Concertmaster, Columbus Symphony (GA)
  • Atlanta Opera Orchestra
  • Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • Artist Affiliate & Concertmaster, Agnes Scott College
Emily Uematsu
  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra
  • Freelance Musician, New York City

Violin II

Victor Costanzi | Principal
  • Freelance Concertmaster, New York City Theaters
  • Chamber Music Artist
Carolyn Canfield Cole
  • Vancouver Opera
  • Vancouver freelance concertmaster
  • Violin for Wellness
Grant Donnellan
  • Concertmaster, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
  • Professor, Western Washington University
Bing Li
  • Professor of Violin, Renmin University of China, Beijing
  • Concertmaster, Pan Asia Symphony, New York
Rachel Charbel
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Northern Kentucky University
Laura Speck Camacho
  • Violin Faculty, Western Washington University
Anne Sokol Philpott
  • Indianapolis Symphony
  • Seattle Symphony
  • Seattle Opera
  • Faulkner Chamber Players
Shu-Hsin Ko
  • Principal Second Violin, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Auburn Symphony
  • Violinist, Bellingham Strings
Julie Ayer-June 29
  • Minnesota Orchestra Emeritus
  • Assistant Principal Second Violin, Hill House Chamber Players, St. Paul
  • Oregon Bach Festival
  • Author, “More Than Meets the Ear”


Marvin Warshaw | Principal
  • Principal Viola, New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Paul Murphy
  • Associate Principal Viola, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Renate Falkner-June 29
  • Regular Guest, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Charm City Chamber Players
Christiana Reader
  • Faculty, State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz
  • Regular Substitute, Minnesota Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Assistant Principal Viola, Illinois Symphony Orchestra
  • Violist, Innigkeit Quartet
Rick Neff
  • Freelance concert artist
Donna Lively Clark
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Lockerbie String Quartet
  • Faculty, Indiana State University
  • Duo Diez—Classical Guitar and Viola
Eric Kean
  • Faculty, Western Washington University


Steven Thomas | Principal
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • Cellist of Helton-Thomas Duo
Kurt Fowler
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Professor of Music, Indiana State University
Fred Raimi
  • Ciompi Quartet, Duke University
Anne Duthie McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Alfred Gratta
  • The Florida Orchestra
  • Faculty, Eckerd College
Dennis McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Faculty, University of Indianapolis
AnnaMarie Reader
  • Freelance Musician


Jordan Anderson | Principal
  • Principal, Seattle Symphony
  • Principal, Seattle Opera
David Arend
  • Oakland East Bay Symphony
  • Alchemy Sound Project
  • Composer
David Brown
  • Vancouver Symphony
  • Turning Point Ensemble
Mas Padgony
  • Freelance musician


Christina Smith | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Kennesaw State University & Emory University
Todd Skitch
  • Second Flute, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Adjunct Faculty, Kennesaw State University


Titus Underwood | Principal
  • Principal Oboe, Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Danna Sundet
  • Professor of Oboe, Kent State University
  • Kent/Blossom Music Festival
  • Erie Philharmonic

English Horn


Laura Ardan | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Erika Block—June 29, July 6, 14, 19
  • Clarinet Instructor, Western Washington University
  • Fifth Inversion Wind Quintet
Theodore Schoen
  • Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

Bass Clarinet


Robert Williams | Principal
  • Principal, Detroit Symphony
Conrad Cornelison-June 29
  • Principal Bassoon, Jacksonville Symphony
Thomas Fleming
  • Second Bassoon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra


Mona Butler
  • Principal Bassoon, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
  • Second Bassoon, Seattle Symphony Orchestra (former)
  • Principal Bassoon, Israel Chamber Orchestra (former)


Brice Andrus | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Susan Welty | Associate Principal
  • Associate Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Katherine Caliendo
  • Jacksonville Symphony
  • Formerly Houston and San Antonio Symphonies
Anna Spina
  • Nashville Studio Musician
  • Adjunct Faculty, Vanderbilt University
Rodger Burnett
  • Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Puget Sound, Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle Symphony/Seattle Opera extra


Charles Butler | Principal
  • Principal, Portland Opera & Tacoma Symphony
  • Israel Philharmonic, Houston Symphony
Mike Tiscione
  • Atlanta Symphony
Tim McCarthy–June 29, July 6
  • Third/Assistant Principal/Utility Trumpet, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra


Paul Jenkins | Principal
  • Principal, Nashville Symphony
Ross Holcombe
  • Assistant Principal Trombone, The Florida Orchestra
Wade Demmert
  • Freelance musician Seattle


Ryan Schultz
  • Principal, Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Auburn Symphony
  • Affiliate faculty, University of Puget Sound
  • Director of Educational Outreach and Partnerships/Faculty, Music Center of the Northwest


Sophie Baird-Daniel–July 10, 19
  • Artistic Director, Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival

Piano & Celesta

Nathaniel Fryml–July 10, 19
  • Director of Choral Activities, Amarillo College
  • Artistic Director, Amarillo Master Chorale