Orchestra

Orchestra Auditions

Assistant Principal Cello

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin & Rotating Section Violin

2nd Flute/Piccolo

Please note: employment to commence with the 2020 Season

The 2019 Season Orchestra

The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra is recognized internationally for the quality of its playing in wide-ranging and demanding repertory. Its members come from leading orchestras around the country; many are active recitalists, chamber musicians, and recording artists.


VIOLIN

Steven Moeckel*
Eric Wyrick*
Guest Concertmaster

Richard Rood
Associate Concertmaster

Daniel Jordan
Principal Second Violin

Jennie Baccante
Sandra C. Baron**
Jennifer Best Takeda††
Kathleen Brauer
Marlena Chow Morgan
Peter Ciaschini
Carla Ecker**
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong
Rebecca Jackson††
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas**
Magdalen Martinic
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda**
Ashley Vandiver**
Chung-Yon Hong+
Fiona Lofthouse+


VIOLA

Richard Fleischman
Principal

Margaret Dyer Harris†
Assistant Principal

Allegra Faith Askew
Joshua Greenlaw***
Melissa Trier Kirk***
Alexandra Leem***
John T. Posadas††
Theresa Rudolph
Olga Ziabrikova+


CELLO

Joseph Johnson
Principal

Alastair Eng††
Assistant Principal

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
James Holland*+


DOUBLE BASS
Miles B. Davis
Principal
 
Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal
 
Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat
Frank Murry*+
FLUTE

Bart Feller†
Ebonee Thomas*††
Principal

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+
Jesse Tatum+

 
PICCOLO

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+
Jennifer Lau*+
Jesse Tatum+
 

OBOE

Robert Ingliss
Principal

Julia DeRosa
Kevin Vigneau+


ENGLISH HORN
Julia DeRosa
 
CLARINET
Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger

E-FLAT CLARINET

Erika Shrauger


BASS CLARINET

Miles Jaques +


CONTRABASS CLARINET

Liam Burke+


BASSOON
Julia Harguindey
Principal
 
Lewis C. Kirk
Beth VanArsdel +
 
SAXOPHONE

Eric Lau+
Ashley Kelly+


CONTRABASSOON

Lewis C. Kirk
 

HORN
Kelly Cornell
Principal
 
Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Peter Erb+
Karen Suarez Flint+

 

TRUMPET

Matthew Ernst*††
Christopher Stingle†
Principal

Charley Lea
David Dash
Ben Bell Bern*+
Brynn Marchiando+

TROMBONE
Mark Fisher
Principal

Jonathan Randazzo
Christopher Buckolz+

BASS TROMBONE

Christopher Bassett
 

CIMBASSO

Christopher Bassett
 

TUBA

Joe LeFevre*+


HARP
Grace Browning
Principal

Joan Eidman+

TIMPANI
Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal

PERCUSSION

Robert Klieger
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
Gregg Koyle+
Scott Ney+
David Tolen+


CELESTE

Clinton Smith++


HARPSICHORD CONTINUO

Clinton Smith++


PIANO

Glenn Lewis++


SYNTHESIZER

Carol Anderson++
Blair Salter++
Gordon Schermer++


ORCHESTRA MANAGER
Gregg Koyle

LIBRARIAN

Laura Conrad

Chris Skyles*
Intern


* First Season
† On Leave
†† Acting
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff

** Rotating Assistant Principal Second Violin

*** Rotating Assistant Principal Viola


Discover More

Music Staff

Our Music Staff works diligently to ensure the artistic quality of each production on the stage.  The members of the Music Staff come from some of the country’s leading opera houses and symphonies.

Learn More