Betsy Vanscoy – Violin

  Betsy Vanscoy Joined EMSO: 2017 Instrument: Karl Knilling Violin Betsy Vanscoy, born and raised in Minnesota, grew up in St. Cloud, and currently lives in Eagan. Betsy is a social worker at a skilled nursing facility. When she’s not working or practicing, her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, going to the the […]

William Chiu – Violin

  William Chiu Violin Joined EMSO: 2015 The talented William Chiu grew up in Virginia, MN. He recently moved to Woodbury, MN relocating as a research engineer for 3M.

Ron Larson – Viola

  Ron Larson Instrument: German Viola Joined: 10+ years ago Retired from 3M Native to Minnesota, Ron Larson was raised in Minneapolis. He currently resides in Stillwater, enjoying his time after a career with 3M, where he initially joined with EMSO. With his freedom that comes with retirement, Ron loves to travel, make wine, play […]

Steve Crooks – Viola

Steve Crooks  Instrument: Gabbrielli Viola Year joined: 2016 EMSO Vice President Steve grew up in Rochester and currently resides in Mahtomedi. Steve works as a Intellectual Property Technical Professional with 3M, and before that he was a research chemist in pharmaceuticals. When Steve is not working, he plays various musical instruments, including bass guitar, electric guitar, […]

A Holiday Fête: Celebrating the Joy of the Season

Featuring excerpts from Clara’s Dream performed by students of the School of St. Paul Ballet with professional company dancer Michelle Ludwig as “Clara” Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129 Purchase Tickets Here Please read bulleted information before purchasing:  When you click an Add to […]

Dwight Erickson – French Horn

  Dwight Erickson French Horn – Double King Horn Joined EMSO: 1979 EMSO Treasurer Dwight grew up in Jordan, MN and currently resides in Woodbury, MN – close to 3M headquarters where he currently works as a materials scientist. In his spare time, Dwight enjoys biking and gardening.

Angie Newgren – Violin

Angie Newgren – Violin Year Joined: 2014 Non Profit Management Angie studied at the University of St. Thomas where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in 2014, with a minor in music. Through UST, she studied violin under Tamas Strasser (former SPCO violist), Daniel Chong (Parker Quartet violinist), and Lydia Miller (former MN […]