Musicians

An Award-Winning Orchestra

The award-winning Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra is comprised of talented musicians from all over Western North Carolina. Many of the musicians have played in the orchestra from it's inception. Many are former Youth Symphony members. 

VIOLIN-1

Dan Skidmore
Concert Master
Lawrence Freiman Chair
Anna Boyle Zellers, Assistant Concertmaster
Kelsey Philbrick, Assistant Concertmaster
Angela Allen
Galina Johnson
Rachael Kistler-Igo
Maria Lemp
Wilson Pace
Naiara Sanchez
Nathan Southwick
Luke Stikeleather
Jonathan Sullivan

Violin-2

Heather Lambert, Principal
Fry Street Quartet Chair
Luke Benton, Associate Principal
Molly Barrett, Assistant Principal
Melissa Alderman
Laura Blankenship
Elizabeth Boyle
Nan Freeman
William Freeman
Mary Ellen Watson
Daniel Zellers

Viola

To Be Filled, Principal
Catawba Valley Medical Center Chair
Timothy Gudger, Associate Principal
Dean Burgos
Kathryn Estes
Elda Franklin
Maria Kindt
Kathryn Middel
Margaret Neville
Diana Stone

Cello

Benjamin Smith, Principal
Kontras Quartet Chair
Sarah Rocco Ross, Associate Principal
Allison Bormuth
J. Alexandra Johnston
Daniel Lail
Kimberly Pfleeger
Peter Swanson

Bass

Aaron Craven, Principal
Phil Barringer, Assistant Principal
Earl Anderson
Andrew Beach
Michael DiTrolio
Tonya Steward

Flute

Laura D. Stevens, Principal
Broyhill Family Foundation Chair
Lissie Okopny Shanahan

Piccolo

Peter Shanahan

Oboe

Anna Morris, Principal
Frye Regional Medical Center Chair
Matthew Covington

English Horn

Jennifer Roberts

Bassoon

Paige West-Smith, Principal
Stephanie Lipka

CONTRABASSOON

Rebecca Libera

Clarinet

Douglas Miller, Principal
David Allen

 

BASS CLARINET

Matthew Libera

Horn

Timothy Papenbrock, Principal
Hickory Daily Record Chair
Mary P. Boudreault
Christopher Griffin
Eddie Little
Benjamin Weber, Assistant

Trumpet

Luke Boudreault, Principal
William Lawing
Timothy Phillips

Trombone

Jeremy Marks, Principal
Mark Stephens

Bass Trombone

Aleksandr Witt

Tuba

Edward L. Baity, Jr.

TIMPANI

Charles Smith
Adam Neilly Family Chair

Percussion

Shawn Roberts, Principal
Rick Cline
Stephanie Wilson

Harp

Helen Rifas

Keyboard

Junie Cho

Librarian

Luke Benton

Personnel Manager

Mary P. Boudreault

Properties Manager

Phil Barringer