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
Vacant, Concertmaster
Sponsored by Shirley and George McCrary
Jeffrey Dortch, Associate Concertmaster
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Macon Phillips, Jr.
Kristopher Miller
Rachael McFarlane
Ashley Poppe
Lisa Wiggins
Rachael McFarlane
Julianne Odahowski Steele
Holly Odell
Sylvia Suarez

Violin II
Nicholas Pappone, Principal
Sponsored by Rajean and John Gully
Jacob Frank
Miranda Shulman
Christie Weber
Viljar Weimann
Christina Volz  Stomackin
Jennifer Whittle
Laura Elrod
Matthew Oshida

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

Vacant, Principal
Sponsored by Patrick Robbins and J. Chris Wesley
Ariana Arcu
Samuel Nordlund
Mark Wallace
Michael Tavani
Marilyn Liu
James Philip Kettler

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

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

Charlotte Roth

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

English Horn
Diana Dunn

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

Bass Clarinet
Greg Lawson

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

Joseph Lee

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

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

Prentiss Hobbs, Principal
Kathryn Curran

Bass Trombone
Christopher Brown

David Byrd, Principal

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

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

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

Curtis Lindsay
Sponsored by Connie and Rusty Stephenson

Musicians Emeriti
Mark Reneau
Carlton McCreery
Marilyn Rue
Dorrie Nutt
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