Violin I

Ingrid Baird

Amanda Baer

I started playing violin when I was five years old in Utah and always wanted to go to music school.  I auditioned around the country in high school and decided…

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Nick Drumm

MinJi Kim

I have played the violin my entire life, and I love to share the music as my life with the CSO and our community! It is a pleasure that I…

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Ann Manship

My mother was a professional violinist and teacher of violin so music was in my home growing up a lot. I have performed with the CSO since its early years!…

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Angela Ruch

Reinhold Strnat

I was born in Vienna, Austria and have played the violin as a serious avocation since the 5th grade. Preparing for and then playing a concert of music as part…

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Violin II

Nataliya Nizhalova

Principal

Pamela Close

Assistant Principal

Tricia Bonner

Amanda Cornet

Reid Bonner

Annemarie Schreiber

Jonathan Johnson

Candida Wiley

Kris Zaloudek

Viola

Rachel Gries

Principal

Julie Scull

Assistant Principal

Melinda Bowman

It’s truly an honor for me to play. I can’t imagine not playing in an orchestra. I started viola at age 9 and haven’t stopped! My first community orchestra experience…

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Karen Hutchins

Daniel Wunderle

I play Viola because it is a joy to me. The music which I play gives me an extra spurt of energy and excitement inside. I want to share that…

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Cello

Anna Danilova

Principal

Philip Kettler

Acting Assistant Principal

Philip Kettler was recently appointed as the Second Cellist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, making him the organization’s youngest member. As an orchestral musician, he has also performed with the…

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Jan Brill

Joerg Schreiber

Having grown up in Germany, music was an important part of my life from early on. I played in chamber music ensembles and orchestras for more than 50 years. Today…

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Matthew Trefethen

Jennifer Weber

I have played with the CSO since 1997 through my years attending law school in Bloomington, starting my career as an attorney in Indianapolis, and even going through a few…

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Lindsey Willard

I developed a love of music at a young age with my dad being a guitarist and bass guitarist in various bands.  He would often bring me along to his…

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Bass

Rose Meyers

Principal

Joseph Everett

Assistant Principal

Matt Greven

Chris Rund

I live in Bloomington, teaching at the IU Media School and working for an executive education and technology firm. Even though it’s a 150-mile roundtrip for every rehearsal and concert,…

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Flute

Tamara Thweatt

Acting Principal

Laura Recendez

Monika Spangler

Monika is thrilled to be part of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra!  She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University and her Master of Music Education degree from Butler University.  She…

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Oboe

Rebecca McGuire

Principal

Rebecca McGuire is Principal Oboe of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe of the Terre Haute Symphony, and Oboist of the Volante Winds, a highly acclaimed wind quintet with recent…

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Sharon McCullough

Tama Poncar

With two music teachers for parents, it was inevitable that I started enjoying music from an early age. Studying oboe brought me from Pennsylvania to Indiana University, and I’ve lived…

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English Horn

Sharon McCullough

Clarinet

Wai Ki Wun

Principal

Katherine Peters

Bassoon

Ryan Caldwell

Principal

Kathleen Moniaci

French Horn

Dave Poncar

Principal

There are no words to adequately describe the elation I feel at the end of a great performance, knowing we all accomplished it, for each other, together.  I am now one…

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Ginny Kundrat

Music is a means for me to express what I cannot say in words. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra since 1992….

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Larry Lemon

Playing Horn has been an important part of my life since I can remember. The experiences and friendships it has awarded me over the years are innumerable but I can…

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Greg Leffler

Heather Palmer

Trumpet

Daniel Price

Principal

Bob Bonner

Shawn Jones

Trombone

David Roode

Principal

David Roode studied music at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University, where he obtained a BA in Trombone Performance in 2001. From 2002 – 2007, David was 2nd…

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Lawrence Lawhead

Bass Trombone

Richard Dole

Principal

Tuba

Andy Meyer

Principal

Timpani

Jason Spangler

Principal

Percussion

Mark Stempel

Principal

Keli Welsh

Harp

Melanie Mashner

Principal

Professional harpist Melanie Mashner is passionate about bringing joy to the people around her through music. Newly appointed as the Principal Harpist of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Melanie was the Graduate Assistant…

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