Daphney Bickley, viola. Principal viola, Hendersonville Symphony
Ian Brachitta, double bass. Principal bassist, Spartanburg Philharmonic; asst. principal bassist, Greenville Symphony; house bass player for the Peace Center; bass professor, SC Governor's School for the Arts, Furman University, and Clemson University
Ann Buttimer, violin. Orchestra director, Dorman Freshman campus; Spartanburg Philharmonic
Kristine Candler, violin. Concertmaster, Brevard Philharmonic; Brevard Music Center violin faculty
Jan Daugherty, viola. Hendersonville Symphony principal viola, (retired); Asheville Symphony
Frances Duff, cello. Hendersonville Symphony, principal cello (retired); Asheville Symphony
Robin Els, violin. Greenville Symphony, Spartanburg Symphony and Hendersonville Symphony; Dorman Orchestra strings coach; Converse College, BMus in Violin Performance
Kathy Foster, cello. Converse College, adjunct professor of cello; Spartanburg Philharmonic, asst principal cello; Asheville Symphony
Scott Garrett, viola. Greenville Symphony; Charlotte Symphony; Charlotte freelance violist
Zoe Harbison, viola. Violist, Charleston Symphony; orchestra director, Berry Shoals Intermediate; BMus, Music Education with Performance Certificate, USC; MMus, Viola Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
Brandon Ironside, violin. Bob Jones University, professor of violin; Greenville Symphony
Mary C Irwin, violinist and PCO founder. Wichita Symphony, 3 yrs; Knoxville Symphony, principal 2nd, 2 yrs; Columbus Symphony, 12 yrs; Hendersonville Symphony, concertmaster, 10 yrs; SPO, BPO and GSO; Masterworks Festival concertmaster and strings coordinator, 24 years; BMus, Converse College; MMus, Northwestern University
Jeanette Kuhn, violin. Principal second violin, Hendersonville Symphony; music director, Chapman High School
Jim Lestock, cello. Hendersonville Symphony, Asheville Symphony; studies with Lynn Harrell, LaSalle Quartet.
Joanna Mulfinger, violin. Principal 2nd violin, Greenville Symphony; asst concertmaster and acting concertmaster, Spartanburg Philharmonic; Anderson University, professor of violin
Kathleen S. Robinson, violin. Principal 2nd, Mississippi Symphony, 5 yrs, Greenville Symphony, asst principal 2nd, 25 yrs; Asheville Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic; retired, Greenville County School District.
Mildred Roche, harpsichord and piano. Director of Accompanying, Converse College; BMus in Piano Performance, Converse College; MMus in Vocal Accompanying, Boston University
Ben Smith, cello. Principal cellist, Brevard Philharmonic and Western Piedmont Symphony; Spartanburg Philharmonic and Hendersonville Symphony; Florida State University, University of Miami, University of Memphis
Helen Tipton, violin. Orchestra Director, Spartanburg High School. BMusEd Bowling Green State University.
Matt Waid, double bass. Principal bassist, Hendersonville Symphony; asst. principal, Spartanburg Philharmonic; Asheville Symphony, Greenville Symphony; Converse College adjunct professor of string bass, 6 yrs; BMus and MMus in Double Bass Performance, Cleveland Institute
College Apprentice Personnel
Emilio Alverson, violin. Spartanburg. BMus in Violin Performance, Furman University; pursuing MMus with Ari Streisfeld.
Allana Farmer, violin. Spartanburg. SHS orchestra concertmaster and soloist; Piedmont Chamber Orchestra; Converse College, Music Education
Hayden Green, violin. Spartanburg. Concertmaster, SHS orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; Appalachian State University, music performance.
Zoe Kushubar, violin. Campobello. Piedmont Chamber Orchestra, soloist; Converse University, B Mus; Florida State, MMus; University of Maryland, doctoral studies in music performance and musicology
Benjamin Larrieu, violin. Spartanburg. Piedmont Chamber Orchestra charter member, soloist (2) and first recipient of the Mary Ada Poole Award; Greenville Youth Orchestra,
Payton Lee, violin. Spartanburg. Piedmont Chamber Orchestra charter member, soloist, and recipint of the Mary Ada Poole Award; concertmaster, Byrnes High School orchestra; Foothills Symphony concerto soloist; NYO member (2); College of Charleston, music performance
Ansley Moe, viola. Spartanburg. Piedmont Chamber Orchestra charter member, soloist (2) and recipient of the Mary Ada Poole Award; NYO member (3); Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, music performance
Noelani Perry, violin. Campobello. Hendersonville Youth Orchestra concertmaster and soloist; Piedmont Chamber Orchestra charter member and soloist; Bellhaven University, BMus in Violin Performance; Mississippi Symphony
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