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
  Bette Aronsohn  Chair &
  Dr. & Mrs. E. King Eberhart
Ikudo Kanada,
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

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

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

Bass
Dan Stotz, Principal
  Dr. Larraine Matusak Chair
Cindy Blandino
Claudia Botterweg
Evan Pardi
Nathanial De La Cruz***
Zachary Bush

Flute
Barbara Chao, Principal
 Dr. Anne Levig Chair
Melanie Winans

Piccolo
Lisa Tharp, Principal

Oboe
Melanie Garcia, Principal
Nikolaus Flickinger
Olivia Erwin

English Horn
Nikolaus Flickinger

Clarinet
Brian Dredla, Principal
Anthony Masiello

E flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Anthony Masiello

Bassoon 
Tom Breadon, Acting Principal
John Briggs**

Contra Bassoon
John Briggs

Horn
Rosemarie French, Principal
  Robert & Caryl Gorman Chair
Gail Rittenhouse
Maria Long***
Alex Manners***
Donald Harvey, Assistant 1st 

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

Trombone
Sam Cohen, Principal
Robert Wittkamp
Richard Bass

Timpani,
Gene Cervantes, Principal

Percussion
George Hattendorf, Principal
Scott Werner
Lonnie Slawson**

Harp
Paula Provo, Principal

Keyboard
Kent Campbell

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 Production Staff
Richard Chelpka, Librarian
Marty Haub, Program Notes
Anthony Masiello, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Dave Thibodeaux, Archival Recording
9th Symphony Productions, Bespoke Audio Recording
Joseph Cole, Stage Manager

* Interim position

** Substitute player

***New Member

++Acting Principal

On Leave:

Sarah Miller, violin
Stacey DeGarmo, horn
Jaime Johnson, Principal viola