Our Musicians

EMSO celebrates the diversity of its members, who come from all walks of life, backgrounds and professions. We welcome members with a range of musical ability and provide a supportive atmosphere for honing and broadening musical skills. Our members range in age from 18 to 70+ and include scientists, business owners, machinists, school custodians, lab technicians, retirees, teachers, homemakers, healthcare workers, and students. We also welcome high school musicians who are looking to supplement the musical opportunities offered by their district.

EMSO has approximately 50 musicians who perform in each concert or season.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EMSO, visit our join page for information.

Meet the EMSO Musicians

Joan Molloy
Deb Benson Patty Cook
Jeannette Buianek Megan Gangl*
William Chiu Brenda Renalls, Piccolo
Janet Eberhart
David Englund CLARINET
Kelly Fischer* Phyllis Comstock
Jacob Hanson Joyce Laidlaw*
Betsy Lake Kim Heit, Bass Clarinet
Makayla Lakeman
Mary Jane Latu OBOE
Josh Moreno
Cole Mortensen Leanne Ekstadt*
Angie Newgren Haley Martin, English Horn
Karl Ruesterholz
Nikki Solberg BASSOON
Elise Steichen Matthew Springer
Sarah Strand Terry Wilson*
Betsy Vanscoy
James Cheeseman
VIOLA Dwight Erickson
Steve Crooks  Brianna Larsen
Kyle Johnson John Sassaman*
Amy Mattakat*
Aaron Ruikka
James Slegers TRUMPET
Brittany Wagner Kevin Mallery
Jamie Wheeler Jim McCarville*
. Donna Novey
Barbara Englund TROMBONE
Nahree Ki Sean Maysack
Richard Klauer Carl Meincke
Stephen Thompson Mark Mohwinkel*
Michael Merriman Marsha Pearson
Jim Wainwright*
BASS Jeff Hogden
John Anker
Laura Miller* Kyle Bryson
Jake Dalbec*
Janet Larson