Meet Our Musicians

As a New Mexican institution, not only does seven-eighths of the operating budget go back into state residents and businesses, but The Symphony itself is comprised solely of New Mexico-resident musicians. To this we add a European operating model in which the members of our orchestra, represented by The Symphony’s Musician Steering Committee, hold artistic control over The Symphony’s artistic decisions and are represented at every level of the Board and committee structures. After their first year, many of our musicians become fully-tenured voting members of the organization, participating in artistic decisions. Learn more about our musicians below!

Alan Mar, Ph.D. Director, Board of Directors; Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Allegra Askew Director, Board of Directors; Viola
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2004
Anne Eisfeller Director, Board of Directors; Principal Harp
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Anne Karlstrom Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1993
Barbara Clark Viola
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Barbara Morris Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2000
Brynn Marchiando Trumpet
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2008
Byron Herrington Director, Board of Directors; Principal Trombone
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1999
Carla Kountoupes Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1999
Carol Swift-Matton Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1999
Cherokee Randolph Viola
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2005
Christine Rancier Viola
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1991
Dana E. Winograd Vice President, Board of Directors; Principal Cello, The Dr. Penelope Penland Principal Cello Chair
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1999
David Felberg Concertmaster
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998; adopted by Andy & Sally Ritch
David Tall Principal Bass Trombone
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1999
David Tolen Principal Percussion
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2001
Debra Terry Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2007
Elaine Heltman Principal Oboe
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1984
Elena Sopoci Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1984
Emily Erb Director, Board of Directors; Clarinet
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2009
Frank Murry Bass
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2011
Gloria Velasco Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1984
Gregory W. Heltman Founder & Executive Director
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1984
James Holland Cello
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2007
Jesse Tatum Principal Flute
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2006
Joel Becktell Director, Board of Directors; Assistant Principal Cello
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2004
Julia Erdmann Hyams Librarian
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since
Justin Pollak Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Kathie Jarrett Assistant Concertmaster
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Kathy Olszowka Bass
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2000
Ken Dean Principal Timpani
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1999
Kerri Lay Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2001
Kimberly Fredenburgh Principal Viola
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2000
Laura Dwyer Flute
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Leslie Shultis Bassoon
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Linda Boivin Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Lisa Collins Cello
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Lori Lovato Principal Clarinet
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Lynn Mostoller Trombone
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2002
Melinda Mack Cello
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2000
Michael Shu Violin I
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2010
Nathan Ukens Principal Horn
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2010
Nicolle Maniaci Personnel Manager
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Pamela Washburn DeLisse Cello
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Peter Erb Horn
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2009
Rebecca Ray Oboe
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2006
Sheila McLay Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Stefanie Przybylska Principal Bassoon
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2000
Terry Pruitt Principal Bass
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998
Valerie Turner Violin II
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 2002
Virginia Lawrence Viola
With The Santa Fe Symphony Since 1998

Meet Our Conductors

The Santa Fe Symphony present Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa and Choral Director Dr. Linda Raney. Learn more about our guest conductors on their respective event pages!