Violin I
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Zachary DePue

Concertmaster

Zachary DePue has established himself in concert venues around the world delivering virtuos-ic high-energy performances. He demonstrates command as a leader, soloist, collaborator, and improvisational artist reaching across a diverse landscape of music. His authentic warmth and generosity on stage invites audiences to join him in all his explorations.

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Joana Genova

Associate Concertmaster

Joana Genova is co-founder and Artistic Director of Taconic Music in Manchester, VT, Assistant Professor of Violin and Director of Chamber Music Initiatives at University of Indianapolis, second violinist of The Indianapolis Quartet, and Associate Concertmaster of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (Indiana).

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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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Ingrid Baird

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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Munire Mierxati

Angela Ruch

Violin II

Nataliya Nizhalova

Principal

Pamela Close

Assistant Principal

Tricia Bonner

Amanda Cornet

Jonathan Johnson

Kevin Shiue

I play in the Carmel Symphony Orchestra because of my passion for classical music. Playing time-renowned masterworks is always a privilege! Music-making with a group is always fun and helps…

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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

Siyu Michael Jiang

Siyu Michael Jiang was born in Shenzhen, China in 1992. At age of 5, he began his violin studies with former concertmaster of Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Jingqi Wu. He started his…

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Cello

Anna Danilova

Principal

Jan Brill

Heewon Jeon

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

Joseph Everett

Principal

Internationally known, Joe Everett has performed multiple concerts throughout Europe and the United States. First performing at Carnegie Hall at the age of 18, Mr. Everett’s music career began only…

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William Kline

Assistant Principal

Cleveland native William Kline is an emerging double bassist and composer with a wide range of musical interests currently based in Bloomington, IN. As an instrumentalist, Kline specializes in contemporary…

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Matt Greven

James McMillan

Raised in Charlotte, NC, James began playing the Double Bass when he was eleven years old. He studied with Jeff Ferdon and Kurt Riecken, both members of the Charlotte Symphony….

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Angela Leeper

Angela Leeper began her studies on the double bass at the age of 13. She studied with Gloria Jones-Allgood (Associate Principal of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) during her high school years…

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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

Principal

Tamara Thweatt joined the Carmel Symphony as Principal Flute in 2021. She lives in Greenwood, Indiana and is an avid birdwatcher and collector of world flutes. She has a busy schedule performing in orchestras, recording studios, churches and chamber music in the Indianapolis area. Tamara was formerly Principal Piccolo of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 2000-2002 and has performed on flute and piccolo with the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, among others.

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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

English Horn

Sharon McCullough

Clarinet

Katherine Peters

Bassoon

Ryan Caldwell

Principal

Kathleen Moniaci

French Horn

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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Michael Stiles

Dr. Michael Stiles is a Bloomington, Indiana based freelance performer and teacher on French horn. He received his Doctor of Music in Performance and Literature in December, 2021, with minor areas…

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Heather Palmer

Trumpet

Daniel Price

Principal

Filip Czarkowski

Filip Czarkowski began playing the trumpet at the age of 9 in his school band program. In 2014 he joined the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, performing in venues such as…

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Shawn Jones

Trombone

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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Piano/Keyboard

Allegra Hein