2021 Festival Orchestra

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
Domenic Salerni
  • Violin, Attacca Quartet
  • Artist, Chiarina Chamber Players
Sinisa Ciric
  • Director of Artistic Operations, Savannah Philharmonic
  • Concertmaster, Savannah Philharmonic
  • First Violin, Balkan Quartet
Davis Brooks
  • Professor of Violin Emeritus, Butler University
  • Chamber music, studio and commercial artist
  • The Psychedelic Ensemble
  • Progressive Lenses

Violin II

Victor Costanzi | Principal
  • Former Freelance Concertmaster, New York City Theaters
  • Chamber Music Artist
Carolyn Canfield
  • Chamber Music Coach, Bellingham Youth Chamber Players
  • Video Caption Artist, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Strings Program Volunteer, Ferndale School District
  • Former Violinist, Vancouver Opera, Symphony,
    and New York Freelancer
Grant Donnellan
  • Formerly, Concertmaster, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Professor, Western Washington University
  • String Area Coordinator, Western Washington University
  • Co-Director, WWU Summer Chamber
Bing Li
  • Professor of Violin, Renmin University of China, Beijing
  • Concertmaster, Pan Asia Symphony, New York


Christian Colberg, | Principal (July 10, 12)
  • Principal Viola, Cincinnati Symphony
Marvin Warshaw
  • Principal Viola, New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Paul Murphy | Principal (July 14, 18)
  • Associate Principal Viola, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Renate Falkner
  • Faculty, George Mason University
  • Faculty, Peabody Preparatory
  • Regular Substitute, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Eric Kean
  • Faculty, Western Washington University


Steven Thomas | Principal
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • Cellist of Helton-Thomas Duo
Alfred Gratta
  • The Florida Orchestra
  • Faculty, Eckerd College
Anne Duthie McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Retired)
Dennis McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (Retired)
  • Faculty, University of Indianapolis


Jordan Anderson | Principal
  • Principal, Seattle Symphony
  • Principal, Seattle Opera
  • Artist-in-Residence in Double Bass, University of Washington
David Arend
  • Oakland Symphony
  • Alchemy Sound Project
  • Composer
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra


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


Alexander Kinmonth | Principal (July 14, 18)
  • Principal, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Danna Sundet | Principal (July 10)
  • Professor of Oboe, Kent State University
  • Kent/Blossom Music Festival
  • Erie Philharmonic
Gail Ridenour – (July 10)
  • Co-Principal, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra


Laura Ardan | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Brice Andrus | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Retired)
Susan Welty | Associate Principal
  • Associate Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Jeffrey Gilliam - (July 10)
  • Faculty, Western Washington University