Festival Orchestra (2018)

Violin I

Richard Roberts | Concertmaster
  • Concertmaster, Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Kenn Wagner | Assistant Concertmaster
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Kennesaw State University & Morehouse College
Mark Reneau
  • Concertmaster, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
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
  • Foundry and ArCoNet Violin Faculty
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
  • Studio, commercial artist
Patrick Ryan
  • Associate Concertmaster, Columbus Symphony (GA)
  • Atlanta Opera Orchestra
  • Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • Artist Affiliate & Concertmaster, Agnes Scott College
Rachel Charbel
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Northern Kentucky University

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
Michelle Fox
  • Freelance violinist, New York City
Gary Ianco
  • Concertmaster, Phantom of the Opera US Tour
  • First Violin, Santo Domingo Music Festival
Anne Sokol Philpott
  • Indianapolis Symphony
  • Seattle Symphony
  • Seattle Opera
  • Faulkner Chamber Players
Shu-Hsin Ko
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
  • Pacific Northwest Opera
  • Auburn Symphony


Christian Colburg | Principal
  • Principal Viola, Cincinnati Symphony
Marvin Warshaw
  • Principal Viola, New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Paul Murphy
  • Associate Principal Viola, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Renate Falkner
  • Faculty, University of North Florida School of Music
  • Regular Substitute, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Violist, Trio Bel Suono
Donna Lively Clark
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Lockerbie String Quartet
  • Faculty, Indiana State University
Rick Neff
  • Freelance concert artist


Steven Thomas | Principal
  • Principal Cellist, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida
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
  • Principal, St. Petersburg Opera
  • Faculty, State College of Florida
  • Eckerd College
Dennis McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Faculty, University of Indianapolis


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

Flute & Piccolo

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


Keisuke Wakao | Principal
  • Assistant Principal, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Principal, Boston Pops Orchestra
Danna Sundet
  • Professor of Oboe, Kent State University
  • Kent/Blossom Music Festival
  • Erie Philharmonic


Laura Ardan | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Theodore Schoen
  • Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

Bass Clarinet


Robert Williams | Principal
  • Principal, Detroit Symphony
Eric Varner
  • PEN Trio
  • Associate Professor, Lynn University
  • Owner, TrevCo-Varner Music



Brice Andrus | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Susan Welty | Associate Principal
  • Associate Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Brandon Nichols—June 30, July 7
  • Principal, Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Horn Instructor, College of Charleston
  • Horn Instructor, Charleston Southern University
Rodger Burnett
  • Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Puget Sound, Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle Symphony/Seattle Opera extra
Katherine Caliendo
  • Jacksonville Symphony
  • Formerly Houston and San Antonio Symphonies


Charles Butler | Principal
  • Principal, Portland Opera & Tacoma Symphony
  • Israel Philharmonic, Houston Symphony


Keith Winkle
  • Principal, Symphony Tacoma
Ross Holcombe
  • Principal, Spokane Symphony
  • Associate Principal, Vermont Symphony
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

Piano & Celesta

Nathaniel Fryml–July 1, 16, 21
  • Director of Choral Activities, Amarillo College
  • Artistic Director, Amarillo Master Chorale