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 22 to 70+ and include scientists, business owners, machinists, school custodians, lab technicians, retirees, teachers, and homemakers. We also welcome high school musicians who are looking to supplement, not supplant, the musical opportunities offered by their district.

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

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
Olivia Niles  
Karl Ruesterholz BASSOON
Nikki Solberg Matthew Springer
Elise Steichen Terry Wilson*
Sarah Strand  
Betsy Vanscoy FRENCH HORN
  James Cheeseman
VIOLA Dwight Erickson
Steve Crooks Carol Hendrickson
Kyle Johnson Brianna Larsen
Ron Larson Caitlin Race
Amy Mattakat* John Sassaman*
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