Civic Orchestra of Chicago Musicians

Founded in 1919 by Frederick Stock, second music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), the Civic Orchestra of Chicago prepares emerging professional musicians for lives in music. Civic members participate in rigorous orchestral training, September through June each season, with Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur, musicians of the CSO, and some of today’s most luminary conductors including CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti. 

Civic Orchestra 2021/22 Season Roster

VIOLINS

Regular Members
Kristian Brusubardis
Joshua Burca
Hsuan Chen
Joe DeAngelo
Diego Diaz
Shinhye Dong
Dylan Marshall Feldpausch*
Valentina Guillen Menesello
John Heffernan
Robert Herbst
Yu-Kun Hsiang
Kyoko Inagawa
Christopher Sungjoo Kang
Hee Yeon Kim*
Kenichi Kiyama
Luke Lentini*
Liya Ma
Nelson Mendoza*
Emily Nardo
Tabitha Oh
Kina Ono
Crystal Qi
Rannveig Marta Sarc
Laura Schafer
Subin Shin
Holly Wagner
Grace Walker
Matthew Weinberg
Diane Yang
Associate Members
Sarah Biagini
Jack Bogard
Jorie Butler-Geyer
Chia-Yu Chang
Pyunghwa Choi
Rebecca Edge
Sarah Elert
Brian J. Hong
Chia-Shan Hsu
Caroline Joyner
Jonah Kartman
Natalie Koh
Benjamin Kronk
Nathanael Leavitt
Christina Hojung Lee
An-Chi Lin
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Heewoo Seo
Kisa Uradomo

VIOLAS

Regular Members
Ye Jin Goo
Amanda Kellman
Larissa Mapua
Pedro Mendez
Sofia Nikas
Bethany Pereboom*
Teddy Schenkman
Taisiya Sokolova
Josephine Stockwell
Seth Van Embden
Benjamin Wagner
Associate Members
Leslie Ashworth
Cordelia Brand
Mallory Carnes
Darren Chan
Dominick Douglas
Yu-Ting Huang
Carlos Raul Lozano Sanchez
Renato Notaro
Yein Son
Madeline Warner
Megan Yeung

CELLOS

Regular Members
Philip Bergman
Miles Link
Francisco Lopez Malespin*
Shannon Merciel
Abigail Monroe
Lindsey Sharpe*
Haley Slaugh
Hana Takemoto
Charlotte Ullman
Associate Members
Gilberto Hernan Campa
Alex Chambers-Ozasky
Imjeong Choi
Isabel Dimoff
Ryan Doerr
Ryan K. Donohue
Omkara Gil
Lidanys Graterol
Sun Han
Patrick Hartson
Gabriel Hightower
Bailey Holbrook
J. Holzen
Mina Kim
Yu-Hsuan Lee
Philip Lee
Richard Li
Elena Lombardo
Robyn Neidhold
Isidora Nojkovic
Dayoung Park
Nina Pitts
Chad Polk
Zachary Preucil
Benjamin Rogers
Esther Seitz
Jacob Thompson
Samuel Walter
Yifan Wu
Paul Zmick

BASSES

Regular Members
Nate Beaver
Nick Daniel DeLaurentis
Caleb Edwards
Ben Foerster
Andrew French
Wesley Jones
Isaac Polinsky
Olivia Reyes
Associate Members
Taiga Benito
Nicholas Boettcher
Daniel Chan
Jintao He
Wendy Hellmann
Adam Maloney
Luke Rogers

FLUTES

Regular Members
Katarina Ignatovich
Min Ha Kim
Alyssa Primeau*
Associate Members
Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku
Indigo Fischer
Erin Keppner
Myles Roberts
Yeji Shin
Rebecca Taio

OBOES

Regular Members
James Jihyun Kim
Amelia Merriman*
Laura Yawney
Associate Members
Dan Ellis
Sarah Pinto
Julia Simpson
Aaron Woodman

CLARINETS

Regular Members
Irina Chang
Antonio Garrasi
Daniel Solowey
Associate Members
Mackenzie Austin
Tyler Baillie
Benjamin Cruz
Julianna Darby
Madison Freed
Melissa Frisch
Amy Hur
Juan Esteban Martinez Martinez
Max Reese
Michael Thompson
Alex Whitehead
Elisha Willinger

BASSOONS

Regular Members
Edin Agamenoni
Mackenzie Brauns*
Liam Jackson
Associate Member
Tsz Ho Liu

HORNS

Regular Members
Abby Black*
Jacob Medina
Scott Sanders
Michael Stevens
Nelson Ricardo Yovera Perez
Associate Members
Payton Chadwick
Rachel Côté
Sylvia Denecke
Jordan Dinkins
Blaine Dodson
Nivanthi Karunaratne
Connor Landers
Asuncion Martínez
Diego Michelle Rodríguez Sánchez
Austin Ruff
Jared Sanders
Christina Schempf
Thomas Paul Vienna

TRUMPETS

Regular Members
Ismael Cañizares Ortega
Michael Leavens
John Wagner
Associate Members
Changhyun Cha
Cleon Chai
Quentin Erickson
Robert Lau Giambruno
Shea Kelsay
Pawel Marciniak
Noah Mennenga
Shane O'Brien

TROMBONES

Regular Members
Felix Regalado
Hugo Saavedra*
Associate Members
Scott Avant
Alex Ertl
Matt Flanagan
Will Fowler
Darian Freeman
Liam Glendening
Harry Gonzalez
Robert Hackl-Blumstein
Matthew Herrmann
Nicholas Hogg
Robert Jöchl
Nicholas Kemp
Nick Mihalich
Evelyn Proffit
Caleb Slabaugh
Rubén Tovar Carrasco
Carlos Velosa
Ian Warshaw
Chase Waterbury

BASS TROMBONES

Regular Member
Zhen Lei
Associate Members
Nayib González
Carter Woosley

TUBAS

Regular Member
Jarrett Girard McCourt
Associate Members
Hunter Farley
Justin Gruber
Derek Manteufel
Ferran Martinez Miquel
Josue Jimenez Morales
Xianquan Mu
Alex Purdy
Alec Rich
James Soria
Jacob Taitel
Jorge Viana
Kevin Hsuan-Wei Weng Lin

TIMPANI

Regular Members
Jason Yoder
Associate Members
Dan Benson
Sarah Christianson
George Tantchev
Leo Taylor

PERCUSSION

Regular Members
Joseph Bricker*
Taylor Hampton
Associate Members
Jacob Acee
Dylan Brûlé
Charley Gillette
Samuel Johnson-Vrooman
Yibing Wang

KEYBOARDS

Associate Members
Tyler Kivel
Wenlin Cheng

HARPS

Regular Members
Eleanor Kirk
Associate Members
Anya Garipoli
Lauren Hayes
Natalie Man

LIBRARIAN

Anna Thompson
 
*Denotes Civic Orchestra Fellow
Additional information
Ken-David Masur
Ken-David Masur has conducted distinguished orchestras around the world and prioritizes music education and working with the next generation of young artists.
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