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
Julia Dina, Concertmaster
Sponsored by Shirley and George McCrary
Jeffrey Dortch, Associate Concertmaster
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Macon Phillips, Jr.
Rachael McFarlane
Julianne Odahowski Steele
Lisa Wiggins
Anna Gibbons
Sylvia Suarez
Holly Odell

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

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

Cello
Jesse Christeson, Principal
Sponsored by Patrick Robbins and J. Chris Wesley
Ariana Arcu
Kaitlyn Vest
Mark Wallace
Marilyn Liu
Juneho Kim
Paul Vest
James Philip Kettler

Bass
Jonathan McWilliams, Principal
Sponsored by Jan Smith
Nick Wooldridge
Jordan Wright
Taylor Brown
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
(Principal vacant)
Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Foster McDonald
Maya Stone
Joseph Lee

Contrabassoon
Joseph Lee

Horn
Gordon James, Principal
Sponsored by Mr. Jerry Nutt
Angela DeBoer, Assistant Principal
Cynthia Chambless

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
Sean Ritenauer, Principal
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
Mark Reneau
Carlton McCreery
Marilyn Rue
Dorrie Nutt
Mark Gessner
Tom Gale
Rosemarie Juergensen
Ruth Boden
Mary Kettering
Gretchen Perry
Joyce Green
Joe Cochran
Sophia Burwell

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)

* Currently on leave of absence

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 Orchestra Personnel Manager, Joe Lester, at joe@hso.org.