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Meet


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Bobby Collins


Music Director

Bobby Collins


Music Director

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Bobby Collins has conducted a variety of ensembles including symphony, chamber, and pit orchestras, as well as contemporary music ensembles ranging from beginning to professional level. He currently serves as Music Director for both Seattle Festival Orchestra and The Sound Ensemble. He has conducted, in performance, groups such as Saratoga Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Rainier Symphony, Cascade Symphony, Thalia Symphony and Inverted Space Ensemble. Recent awards include the Legh Burns Conducting Fellowship for the Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute as well as being named one of the 2017-18 Conducting Fellows for Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

While pursuing a masters’ degree in orchestral conducting at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) he founded Northern Ohio Chamber Orchestra (NOCO), an independent community orchestra, and served as Assistant Conductor for the BGSU orchestra program. He is uniquely gifted at crafting engrossing programs to enrich and entertain diverse audiences. In Summer 2013 he made his international debut in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he conducted the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic as a Prize Winner of the Fifth International Masterclass in Orchestral Conducting.

Bobby has also appeared in concert with orchestras such as Yakima Symphony Chamber Orchestra, International Conducting Workshop and Competition Orchestra, Leavenworth Summer Theater’s Sound of Music pit orchestra.

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The Orchestra


The Orchestra


** Concertmaster
* Principal

Violin
** Luke Fitzpatrick
* Kevin Tao
Raisa Asriyants
Heidi DenHerder
Ryan Fang
Gillian Huang
Doug Ilijev
Misa Mihara
Karissa Ramirez
Daniel Sutton
Valerie Tung
Bing Wan
Katherine Yun

Viola
* Andy Wickell
Anthony Klobas
Flora Lee
Jen Mankoff
Anna Mollenkopf
Maria Trayanova
Erika Warren

Cello
* Leanne Riddle
David Haney
Javier Perez
Frances Perry
John Sahr
Kate Swanson
Billy Tung

Bass
* Sara Haverkamp
Monica Thommen

Flute
* Elena Alberstone
Roberta Montana
Leah VanLaarhoven

Piccolo
Leah VanLarrhoven

Oboe
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Cory Maccarrone
Gary Enzmann

Clarinet
* Mark Oesterle
Robert Wingert
Mark Arritola

Bass Clarinet
Lauren Trew

Bassoon
* Julian Banbury
Alex Orlowski

French Horn
* Melissa Heidrich
Jeff Boersma
Craig Kowald
Carey LaMothe
Brena Epps-Lever

Trumpet
* Andrei Ursu
Eric Klobas

Trombone
* John Ochsenreiter
Darren Lee

Bass Trombone
Nick Bischoff

Tuba
Duane Jonlin

Timpani
Kyle Gough

Percussion
Ginny Bear
Kayla North

As of 11.01.2018

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The Board


The Board


 

Billy Tung, president

Gillian Huangtreasurer

Doug Ilijevsecretary

Valerie Tung, operations manager

Leanne Riddle, strings personnel manager

Melissa Heidrich, winds personnel manager

Karissa Ramirezcommunications manager

Elena Alberstonedirector

Brena Epps-Leverdirector

Frances Perrydirector

John Sahrdirector