Musicians

Music Director and Conductor
Gregory Vajda
Sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy Davidson 

Resident Conductor
Joseph Lee
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. John D. Johnson, Jr.

Violin I
Mark Reneau, Concertmaster
Sponsored by Shirley and George McCrary
Jeffrey Dortch, Associate Concertmaster
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Macon Phillips, Jr.
Kristopher Miller
Rachael McFarlane
Nicholas Pappone
Sponsored by Rajean and John Gully
Ashley Poppe
Lisa Wiggins
Rachael McFarlane
Julianne Odahowski Steele
Holly Odell

Violin II
(Vacant), Principal
Jacob Frank
Miranda Scoma
Christie Weber
Viljar Weimann
Laura Elrod
Matthew Oshida

Viola
Charles Hogue, Principal
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Walter V. Bouldin
Joseph Lester
Lucy Dulguerov
Timothy LaCrosse
Robert Elder
Michael Sabatka
Christopher Lanier

Cello
Carlton McCreery, Principal
Sponsored by Patrick Robbins and J. Chris Wesley
Ariana Arcu
Samuel Nordlund
Marilyn Rue
Mark Wallace
Michael Tavani
Marilyn Liu

Bass
Jonathan McWilliams, Principal
Sponsored by Jan Smith
Nick Wooldridge
Jordan Wright
Brandon Taylor
Mark Huff

Flute
Evelyn Loehrlein, Principal
Sponsored by Drs. Mary Ellen and Martin C. Weisskopf
Karen Bentel

Piccolo
Charlotte Roth

Oboe
Carey Shinbaum, Principal
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Lowry
Teresa Spilko
Diana Dunn

English Horn
Diana Dunn

Clarinet
Robert West, Principal
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Brian Scholl
Osiris Molina
Greg Lawson

Bass Clarinet
Greg Lawson

Bassoon
Hunter Thomas, Principal
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Foster McDonald
Maya Stone
Joseph Lee

Contrabassoon
Joseph Lee

Horn
Gordon James, Principal
Sponsored by Mr. Jerry Nutt
Susan Stewart
Dorrie Nutt
Mark Gessner
Angela DeBoer, Assistant Principal

Trumpet
Christopher Coletti, Principal
Sponsored by Ms. Frances K. Huffman
Michael Arndt
David Spencer

Trombone
Prentiss Hobbs, Principal
Kathryn Curran

Bass Trombone
Christopher Brown

Tuba
David Byrd, Principal

Timpani
Robert Hudson, Principal
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William L. Ingram V

Percussion
(Vacant), Principal
Sean Ritenauer
Sponsored by Lt. Col. Sylvia Ferry (USAF Ret.)
Scott Crawford
Terry Cornett

Harp
Katherine Newman, Principal
Sponsored by The Olin B. King Foundation

Keyboard
Curtis Lindsay
Sponsored by Connie and Rusty Stephenson

Musicians Emeriti
Tom Gale
Rosemarie Juergensen
Ruth Boden
Mary Kettering
Gretchen Perry
Joyce Green
Joe Cochran

Past Music Directors
Arthur Fraser (1955 to 1959)
Russell Gerhart (1959 to 1971)
Marx Pales (1971 to 1988)
Taavo Virkhaus (1989 to 2003)
Carlos Miguel Prieto (2003 to 2011)

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra members are hard-working musicians, with many playing in several orchestras. This roster may not always be the exact personnel on stage for a particular concert. Should you desire a personnel roster for any concert, please email the Personnel Manager, Hunter Thomas, at hunter@hso.org.