The members of the West Valley Symphony are professional, auditioned musicians from across the valley, many of whom perform with the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Broadway Theatre, to name just a few.  Many members are also music instructors and maintain private teaching studios in addition to their concert performances.

We applaud them!

Your West Valley Musicians Roster

First Violins
Cathy Worcester,
Concertmaster
Beth Youngblood Tumajyan,
Assistant Concertmaster
Emilio Vazquez
Tee Tong Tang
Sarah Miller
Ana Bunce
Patricia Snyder
Claire Tatman
Danica Terzic
Linda Quintero

Second Violins
Richard Chelpka, Principal
Patricia Waxman
Claire Gordon
Mariusz Wojtowicz*
Richelle Chelpka
Bonnie Teplik
Julia Wadsworth*

Viola
Jamie Johnson, Principal
Megan Bender
Mary Harrah
Cynthia Dubrow
Clayton Burns
Allyson Wuenschel

Cello
Ruth Wenger, Principal
Melissa Baum
Mary Frances DiBartolo
Gillian Kuroiwa
Eric Samuels
Joel Morgan

Bass
Dan Stotz, Principal
Cindy Blandino
Claudia Botterweg
Christopher Rose

Flute
Barbara Chao, Principal
Melanie Winans, Flute
Lisa Tharp, Piccolo

Oboe
Melanie Garcia, Principal
Nikolaus Flickinger, Oboe II/English horn

Clarinet
Brian Dredla, Principal
Anthony Masiello

Bassoon 
Melanie Sanguinetti, Principal
Jill Marderness, bassoon

Horn
Rosemarie French, Principal
Gail Rittenhouse
Christina Romano
Stacey DeGarmo

Trumpet
James Benitez, Principal
David Thibodeaux
Donald Smith

Trombone
Sam Cohen, Principal
Robert Wittkamp
Richard Bass

Tuba
Marc Placencia

Timpani,
Gene Cervantes, Principal

Percussion
George Hattendorf, Principal
Scott Werner

Harp
Paula Provo

* Interim position

Production Staff

Tony Masiello
   Orchestra Personnel Manager

Richard Chelpka
Librarian

Marty Haub
Program Notes

Dave Thibodeaux
9th Symphony Productions
Bespoke Audio Recording

Stretch Cole
Stage Manager