Violin I
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Zachary DePue


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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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


Pamela Close

Assistant Principal

Tricia Bonner

Amanda Cornet

Annemarie Schreiber

Jonathan Johnson

Candida Wiley

Kris Zaloudek

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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Rachel Gries


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


Anna Danilova


Philip Kettler

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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Rose Meyers


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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Tamara Thweatt


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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Rebecca McGuire


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


Wai Ki Wun


Katherine Peters


Ryan Caldwell


Kathleen Moniaci

French Horn

Dave Poncar


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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Heather Palmer


Daniel Price


Shawn Jones


Lawrence Lawhead

Bass Trombone

Richard Dole



Andy Meyer



Jason Spangler



Mark Stempel


Keli Welsh


Melanie Mashner


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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Allegra Hein