Musicians of the Orchestra

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.

Our musicians are the core of this organization—the ones who bring music to life. Rather than furloughing them during this difficult time, we have immersed them in planning, programming, and leadership, resulting in an exciting season that keeps local artists on our payroll. However, we need YOUR help to continue supporting our musicians—and what better way to help than by adopting through our Adopt-A-Musician program! Please consider adopting an available musician for yourself or a loved one as a holiday gift! Click ADOPT NOW on image for any available musician.

When you adopt a musician you honor our individual musicians’ exceptional dedication and effort while helping to sustain high standards of professional support for our tenured musicians members. You will be introduced to your adopted musician and invited to attend an orchestra dress rehearsal. Sponsors of principal musicians may sit within the instrument section—as close as possible to their musician.Your participation includes the opportunity to be photographed with your adopted musician(s). For one year following the date of your adoption, your photo will appear in The Symphony Program Book on the Adopt-A-Musician page. An acknowledgement of your participation will also appear on the Contributors’ pages in the Program Book. Some benefits are temporarily unavailable due to New Mexico CDC COVID-19 restrictions.

Adoption Pricing:

  • $600 Symphony Musician
  • $600 Chorister
  • $1,000 Principal Musician
  • $1,200 Assistant Concertmaster
  • $2,000 Concertmaster
  • $3,000 Choral Director
  • $5,000 Principal Conductor


David Felberg
Kathie Jarrett
Donna Bacon 350x350
Jennie Baccante


Nicolle Maniaci_Violin II_350X350
Anne Karlstrom 350x350
Jeffrey Pollack
Carla Kountoupes


Kim Fredenburgh 350x350
Christine Rancier 350x350
Lisa DiCarlo 350x350
Allegra Askew 350x350


Dana Wingrad 350x350
Joel Becktell 350x350
Erin Mendoza 350x350
Melinda Mack 350x350
Lisa Collins 350x350
James Holland 350x350


Toby Vigneau 350x350
Frank Murray 350x350
Sam Brown 350x350


Jesse Tatum 350x350
Laura Dwyer 350x350


Elaine Heltman 350x350
Rebecca Ray 350x350


Lori Lovato 350x350
Emily Erb


Stefanie Przybylska 350x350
Leslie Shultis 350x350


Katelyn Benedict 350x350
Peter Erb 350x350


Brynn Marchiando 350x350
Gregory W. Heltman350x350


Byron Herrington 350x350



Richard White 350x350


Ken Dean 350x350
Dave Tolen 350x350


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