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!

West Valley Symphony
50th Anniversary Season
Orchestra Personnel ~ 2018-2019

First Violins
Luke Hill,
Concertmaster
Ikuko Kanda,
Assistant Concertmaster
Sarah Miller
Danica Terzic
Patricia Snyder
Amanda Romani
Linda Quintero
Cristina Alasu
Bonnie Teplik
Dana Zhou

Second Violins
Richard Chelpka, Principal
Sunny Ra**
Claire Gordon
Jamilyn Richardson
Richelle Shultz
Megyn Neff
Lisa Eisenberg**
Katrina Becker**
Sandra Henriquez**
Heidi Hill**

Viola
Yen-Fang Chen, Principal
Megan Bender
Craig Triplett
Cynthia DuBrow
Jessica Triplett
Allyson Wuenschel
Aaron Clark

Cello
Ruth Wenger, Principal
Melissa Baum
Mary Di Bartolo
Gillian Kuroiwa
Joel Morgan
Jacob Barker
Jacob Ginn
Jennifer Cox**

Bass
Dan Stotz, Principal
Cindy Blandino
Claudia Botterweg
Evan Pardi
Nathanial De La Cruz***
Zachary Bush***

Flute
Barbara Chao, Principal
Melanie Winans

Piccolo
Lisa Tharp, Principal

Oboe
Nikolaus Flickinger, Principal
Rachel Messing**

English Horn
Rachel Messing

Clarinet
Brian Dredla, Principal
Anthony Masiello

Bass Clarinet/
  E flat Clarinet
Anthony Masiello

Bassoon 
Tom Breadon, Acting Principal
John Briggs**

Contra Bassoon
John Briggs

Horn
Rosemarie French, Principal
Gail Rittenhouse
Maria Long***
Alex Manners***
Donald Harvey, Assistant 1st

Trumpet
Josh Coffey, Acting Principal
David Thibodeaux
James Benitez, 3rd/Assistant 1st

Trombone
Sam Cohen, Principal
Robert Wittkamp
Richard Bass

Tuba
Blake Ryall***

Timpani,
Gene Cervantes, Principal

Percussion
George Hattendorf, Principal
Scott Werner
Lonnie Slawson**

Harp
Paula Provo, Principal

Keyboard
Kent Campbell**

Richard Chelpka, Librarian
Anthony Masiello, Orchestra Personnel Manager
David Thibodeaux, Recording Engineer
9th Century Productions, LLC
Joseph Cole, Stage Manager

* Interim position

** Substitute player

***new member

On Leave

Beth Youngblood
Yunze Yang
Patricia Waxman
Melanie Sanguinetti