The Orchestra

Winds
Tyler Menzales

Tyler Menzales

Principal Flute

Tyler Menzales
Principal Flute
Tenured
Sponsored by: Ronald H. Smith

Elizabeth Darling

Elizabeth Darling

Flute

Julia Barnett

Julia Barnett

Flute and Piccolo

Julia Barnette
Flute
Tenured
Sponsored by: Gerald T Davidson

Sue Logan

Sue Logan

Principal Oboe

Sue Logan
Principal Oboe
Member since 2002, Tenured
Sponsored by: John W. & Carol L.H. Green
Also plays with: Helena Symphony, Great Falls Symphony, Red Lodge Chamber Players, Red Lodge Music Festival
Available for weddings and special events
Offering Private lessons in Billings and Red Lodge
Phone: 406.446.3419

Kris Oswalt

Kris Oswalt

Oboe

Kris Oswalt
Oboe
Member since 1997, Tenured
Sponsored by: Mark & Christine Randak
Favorite piece: The Firebird

Sandy Stimson

Sandy Stimson

Oboe

Sandy Stimson
Oboe
Tenured
Sponsored by: Dr. James & Peggy Good

Laurel Linde

Laurel Linde

Principal Clarinet

Laurel Linde
Principal Clarinet
Member since 1992, Tenured
Sponsored by: Joel Long
Ensembles: Yellowstone Chamber Players, Midlife Chryslers, Magic City Jazz Society
Offers private lessons in Billings

Wendy Bickford

Wendy Bickford

Clarinet

Wendy Bickford
Clarinet
Provisional
Sponsored by: Dr. Dennis O’Brien & Mur Quaglia

Amy Schendel

Amy Schendel

Clarinet

Amy Schendel
Clarinet
Member since 2006, Tenured
Sponsored by: Dr. Dennis O’Brien & Mur Quaglia
Also plays with: High Plains Chamber Singers
Offering private lessons in voice
Email: logan.amyc(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicolas Hooks

Nicolas Hooks

Principal Bassoon

Paul Gates

Paul Gates

Bassoon

Paul Gates
Bassoon
Tenured
Sponsored by: Fay Ellis

Brad Steorts

Brad Steorts

Bassoon

Brad Steorts
Bassoon
Tenured
Sponsored by: Mary Jo Johnson

Brass
John Dutton

John Dutton

Principal Horn

John Dutton
Principal Horn
Member since 2003, Tenured
Sponsored by: Warren & Judy Frank
Phone: 406.534.9098
Email: kilted-turner@gmail(dot)com
Available for Piano Tuning and Refurbishment
Website: Facebook profile page

Caleb Lande

Caleb Lande

Horn

Caleb Lande
Horn
Member since 2009, Tenured
Sponsored by: Dr. Stewart & Mary Jane Taylor
Favorite piece: Brahms Symphony No. 4
Email:caleblande@gmail.com

Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

Horn

Mike Nelson
Horn
Tenured
Sponsored by: Angus & Marjorie Fulton

Mary Robertson

Mary Robertson

Horn

Mary Robertson
Horn
Tenured
Sponsored by:  Drs. Thomas & Jane Van Dyk

Mark Fenderson

Mark Fenderson

Principal Trumpet

Mark Fenderson
Principal Trumpet
Member since 2008, Tenured
Sponsored by: Dr. John & Patricia Burg
Also plays with: Billings Brass, Yellowstone Chamber Players, Magic City Big Band
Offering private lessons in Billings
Website: msubillings.edu/music
Phone: 406.861.9607
Email: mjfenderson@gmail(dot)com

Nick Duncan

Nick Duncan

Trumpet

Nick Duncan
Trumpet
Tenured
Sponsored by: Robert Quam
Also plays with: Peabody Symphony Orchestra & Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 406.697.6537
Email: nduncan2@jhu.edu

Tyler Honcoop

Tyler Honcoop

Trumpet

Tyler Honcoop
Substitute
Sponsored by: Joseph & Nathalie Soueidi

Mark Soueidi

Mark Soueidi

Principal Trombone

Mark Soueidi
Principal Trombone
Member since 2012, Tenured
Sponsored by: Susan & Hewes Agnew
Favorite pieces: Strauss Alpine Symphony, any Don Menza big band chart, or Toshiko Akiyoshi’s “Tunning Up”
Currently pursuing doctorate at Indiana University
Offering private lessons in trombone
Email: msoueidi@yahoo(dot)com

Larry Lynam

Larry Lynam

Tenor Trombone

Larry Lynam
Tenor Trombone
Member since 1975, Tenured
Sponsored by: Jeremy & Elizabeth Goetz
Offering private lessons in Billings
Phone: 406.839.8307
Email: lynamn@msn(dot)com

Aaron Schendel

Aaron Schendel

Tenor Trombone

Aaron Schendel
Substitute
Sponsored by: The Soueidi Family In Memory of Tony Soueidi

Steve Patton

Steve Patton

Bass Trombone

Steve Patton
Bass Trombone
Member since 1989, Tenured
Sponsored by: Carol Mueller
Ensembles: Mid Life Chryslers
Offering private lessons in Billings
MidLife Chryslers
Phone: 406.690.5377
Email: pattons@billingsschools(dot)org

Riley Lindsey

Riley Lindsey

Principal Tuba

Substitute
Sponsored by: Dr. Dale & Judy Peterson

Strings
Randy Tracy

Randy Tracy

Concertmaster

Randy Tracy
Concertmaster
Member since 1986, Tenured
Sponsored by: Rita Heizer
Chamber ensembles: Red Lodge Chamber Players and Glynfiddle
Offering private lessons as well as coaching for ensembles and professional performance

Lisa Bollman

Lisa Bollman

Principal Second Violin

Lisa Bollman
Principal Second Violin
Orchestra Librarian
Member since 1997, Tenured
Sponsored by: Cynthia Foster (violin), Bret R Bennion, M.D.P.C. (Librarian)

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin

Assitant Principal Second Violin

Kathy Griffin
Assistant Concertmaster
Member since 1996, Tenured
Sponsored by: George & Heather Rosenfeld
Member of Yellowstone Chamber Players and Yellowstone String Quartet
Offering private lessons
Website: Facebook: Yellowstone String Quartet
Mailto:kgriffin5989@gmail(dot)com

Maurine Akin

Maurine Akin

Violin

Maurine Akin
Violin
Member since 1985, Tenured
Sponsored by: Guy Glenn & Elizabeth McNamer Glenn
Also plays with: Sunlight String Quartet
Offering private lessons in Wyoming
Email: maurine.akin@gmail(dot)com

Laura Dalbey

Laura Dalbey

Violin

Laura Dalbey
Violin
Member since 1996, Tenured
Sponsored by: Patti Morledge
Also plays with: Stillwater String Quartet, Copper Kelly Irish Band
Offering private lessons in Billings
Website: Dalbey Music Studio

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Violin

Julie Johnson
Violin
Member since 2014, Tenured
Sponsored by: Eileen Orser & Terry Attallah

Kristi Kazmierski

Kristi Kazmierski

Violin

Kristi Kazmierski
Violin
Member since 1993, Tenured
Sponsored by: Don & Marilyn Floberg
Offering private lessons in violin
Also plays with:  Rimrock Opera, Montana Fiddlers
Website: www.linecreekstudio.com
Email: Kris(at)linecreekstudio(dot)com

Barbara Kirk

Barbara Kirk

Violin

Barbara Kirk
Violin
Member since 1964, Tenured
Sponsored by: Dr. Lisa A. Malody
Also plays with: Bozeman Symphony, Great Falls Symphony
Available for private lessons
Email: mountainspring2@gmail(dot)com

Amy Weibold

Amy Weibold

Violin

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Caden Moore
Violin Intern

Ali Levesque

Ali Levesque

Violin

Ali Schultz-Levesque
Violin
Member since 2016, Tenured
Also plays with: Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera Co.
Offering private lessons
Phone: 860-999-3415
Email: aaluthier@gmail(dot)com

Lisa Lombardy

Lisa Lombardy

Violin

Lisa Lombardy
Violin
Member since 1995, Tenured
Sponsored by: Joel & Andrea Long
Also plays with: Yellowstone Chamber Players

Vikki Payne

Vikki Payne

Violin

Vikki Payne
Violin
Member since 1973, Tenured
Sponsored by: Robert & Kathy Griffin / Sharron Shannon
Also plays with: String Quartet
Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, “Pastoral”
Email: vikkimwp@aol(dot)com

Cathy Pomeroy

Cathy Pomeroy

Violin

Cathy Pomeroy
Violin
Member since high school, Tenured
Sponsored by: Barr Accounting Services/ Kim & Dennis Bar
Offering private lessons in violin and piano
Phone: 406-259-9559

Jacey Mitchell

Jacey Mitchell

Violin Intern

Jacey Mitchell
Violin Intern
Sponsored by: Mike & Cara Schaer

Susan Platt

Susan Platt

Violin

Susan Platt
Violin
Substitute
Sponsored by: Carole Baumann

Sophia Barthel

Sophia Barthel

Violin Intern

Sophia Barthel
Violin Intern
Sponsored by: Ron & Mary Beth Billstein / Andrew & Jennelle Billstein

Amy Letson

Amy Letson

Principal Viola

Amy Letson
Principal Viola
Member since 1998, Tenured
Sponsored by: John & Susan Stewart
Favorite piece: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Also plays with: String Orchestra of the Rockies
Offering private lessons in viola
Phone: 406.698.2642

Ken Gilstrap

Ken Gilstrap

Assistant Principal Viola

Ken Gilstrap
Assistant Principal Viola
Member since 1982, Tenured
Sponsored by: Larry & Susan Erickson
Favorite piece: Bach Suites

Diane Fossen

Diane Fossen

Viola

Diane Fossen
Viola
Member since 1962, Tenured
Sponsored by: Steve & Lorraine Marsh
Favorite piece: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Available for private lessons in violin and viola
Phone: 406.656.2414

Katie Krumdieck

Katie Krumdieck

Viola

Katie Krumdieck
Viola
Substitute
Sponsored by: American Title & Escrow/ Ted & Bess Lovec
Favorite Piece to Play: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Sara Levesque

Sara Levesque

Viola

Sara Schultz-Levesque
Viola
Tenured
Sponsored by: David & Mary Lee Darby
Currently offers lessons for Viola
Also plays with: Bozeman Symphony, Yellowstone Chamber Players, Red Lodge Chamber Players
Email: saraschultzviolin@gmail(dot)com

Renee Tostengard

Renee Tostengard

Viola

Renee Tostengard
Tenured
Viola
Sponsored by: Tim & Marcia Tostengard

Else Trystad-Burke

Else Trystad-Burke

Principal Cello

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Assistant Principal Cello
Member since 2003, Tenured
Sponsored by: Bill Oakley
Also plays with: Stillwater String Quartet
Offering private lessons in Billings
Website: Stillwater String Quartet
Email:mebcello(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary McCullough

Mary McCullough

Assistant Principal Cello

Mary McCullough
Assistant Principal Cello
Member since 2003, Tenured
Sponsored by: Bill Oakley
Also plays with: Stillwater String Quartet
Offering private lessons in Billings
Website: Stillwater String Quartet
Email:mebcello(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Kuhn

Linda Kuhn

Cello

Linda Kuhn
Subsitiute
Sponsored by: Donna Frisby Rambold

Teal Zankie

Teal Zankie

Cello

Cello
Member since 1992, Tenured
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Kassidy Rispens

Kassidy Rispens

Cello

Kassidy Rispens
Cello
Sponsored by: Dr. Jeff Lindenbaum & Dr. Joan Sorenson
Currently offering Lessons
Email: kmrispens@ gmail(dot)com

Kjirsten Arrington

Kjirsten Arrington

Cello

Kjirsten Arrington
Substitute
Cello
Sponsored by: Susan Scott Heynman

Richele Sitton

Richele Sitton

Principal Bass

Richele Sitton
Principal Bass, Orchestra Personel Manager
Member since 1984, Tenured
Sponsored by: Water & Mary Peet (Bass) Darren & Niki Rich (Orchestra Personel Manager)
Also plays with: Yellowstone Chamber Players, Rimrock Opera
Available for private lessons
Email: richelesitton(at)msn(dot)com

Mark Bergman

Mark Bergman

Bass

Mark Bergman
Substitute
Bass
Sponsored by: Matovich, Keller & Murphy, P.C.

Kathy Beagle

Kathy Beagle

Bass

Kathy Beagle
Substitute
Bass
Sponsored by:

Angela Espinosa

Angela Espinosa

Harp

Angela Espinosa
Harp
Substitute
Sponsored by: Randy & Cheryl Bentley

Percussion
Bryce Leafman

Bryce Leafman

Principal Percussion

Kyle Melugin

Kyle Melugin

Percussion

Kyle Melugin
Percussion
Member since 2009, Tenured
Sponsored by: ABBA Caring Projects
Also Plays with: NOVA Opera, Billings Studio Theater, Yellowstone Chamber Players

Zachary Mathes

Zachary Mathes

Principal Timpani

Zachary Mathes
Principal Timpani
Tenured
Sponsored by: Edwin Stickney M.D., Lynn Marquardt & im Gutenkauf

Rebekah Reger

Rebekah Reger

Percussion

Rebekah Reger
Percussion
Stage Manager
Tenured
Sponsored In memory of Jean G. Dimich
Stage Manager Sponsor: Jack Lawson