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Tom Bittinger

Bassoonist, Tom Bittinger, has been a member of the Fort Collins Symphony longer than any other current member of the orchestra, beginning his tenure under...

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Kellan Toohey

Clarinetist Kellan Toohey is an avid performer whose varied career includes recitals and solo appearances, chamber music, teaching, and orchestral playing. He holds a DMA from...

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Gina Johnson

Gina’s love for music was apparent before she could even read. When she was knee high to a grasshopper, she would listen to her older...

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Max Soto-Sibaja

Soto began his musical education with the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil of Costa Rica. He studied with Principal Oboist Jorge Rodriguez and cultivated a passion for...

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Sandra Tiemens

Sandra Tiemens hails from Rochester, Minnesota. She currently serves as a flutist and piccoloist of the Fort Collins Symphony. She is completing a 20-year military...

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Kristin Sommer

Kristin Sommer has been a member of the Fort Collins Symphony since 2005, performing on both piccolo and flute. She first became intrigued by the...

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Norman Menzales

Filipino-American flutist, Norman Menzales, joined the Fort Collins Symphony as Principal Flute in 2013 and was appointed to the same position with Montana’s Great Falls Symphony...

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Forest Greenough, Bass
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Forest Greenough

Known as a very diverse performer, bassist Forest Greenough has performed concerts and given clinics on four continents, and is a regular member of the...

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Beth Wells Cello
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Beth Wells

Beth Wells has been a member of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra cello section since 1991. She is also a member of the Greeley Philharmonic...

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J. Peter Linder

Mr. Linder began playing cello at the age of four under the instruction of Frances Reedy, utilizing a modified version of the Suzuki method. As...

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Joseph Howe

Joseph Howe earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Oregon and his Masters degree from CU Boulder, where he was a TA in the...

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Becky Kutz Osterberg

Becky Kutz Osterberg is a versatile freelance musician throughout Northeast Colorado and Southern Wyoming. She enjoys playing in a wide variety of ensembles and venues...

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Kyla Witt

Born in Michigan, Violist Kyla Witt began her musical studies by the age of six and now enjoys a versatile career as an avid freelance...

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Ezgi Pikayzen
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Ezgi Pikayzen

A versatile musician, equally in demand as a soloist, chamber music partner and orchestral musician, violist Ezgi Pikayzen began her studies in her native city...

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Sabrina Romney Lloyd

According to a letter in the Aspen Times, Sabrina Romney Lloyd has been known to lay down some “fiery licks that have no doubt been appropriated...

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Lauren Spaulding

Lauren Spaulding, a Texas native, received her BM and MM in Viola performance, working under the tutelage of Professor Peter Slowik at the Oberlin Conservatory...

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Rachel Sliker

Rachel’s life as a musician began with violin lessons at the age of five in Colorado Springs, CO. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s...

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Evan De Long

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Evan De Long has been playing the violin since the age of eight, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin...

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Jennifer Crim

Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Jennifer Crim began playing violin at the age of 10. Jennifer studied violin with Richard Fuchs at the University of Northern...

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Arlo Adams

Arlo Adams is a Suzuki trained violinist, teaching and performing throughout the Arizona and Colorado. Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, he grew up in the shadow...

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Sarah Whitnah

Sarah Whitnah holds a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from St. Olaf College, and a master’s degree from the University of Denver where she studied...

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Callie Brennan

Callie Brennan hails from the sunny state of Maine, which is where she first held a violin at the tender age of four. As an...

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Nina Fronjian

Originally from southeast Wisconsin, Nina Fronjian enjoys a versatile career as a violinist and music instructor in Boulder, Colorado and surrounding areas. With over ten...

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Nancy Symes

During Nancy Symes’ professional career, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources for two Federally Chartered Credit Unions in the Washington, DC area,...

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Susan Greer
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Susan Greer

Susan Greer grew up in Fort Collins and attributes her strong values and appreciation of education and the arts to her parents, Wilson and Emily Wilmarth, and PSD music...

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