Caitlin Race – French Horn

Caitlin Race joined EMSO in 2019. She plays an Elkhart H-Series Conn 8D French Horn. Caitlin grew up in Eagan, MN and currently lives in Stillwater with her partner, Brad, and their two rescue dogs, Carmel and Sofie. She works as a research engineer at 3M. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, cross-country skiing/skijoring (skiing with her

Brittany Wagner – Viola

Brittany joined EMSO in 2018 after a 5 year hiatus from playing viola. Brittany is a geologist-in-training (GIT) for American Engineering Testing.  She grew up in New Berlin, WI and now reside in St Paul. In her free time, Brittany enjoy hiking, biking, and crafting.

Barbara Englund – Cello

Fun Fact: Barbara was a bill collector for a porta potty company for 3 years when she could not find a teaching job. Barbara and her husband moved to Hudson in 2002 and commuted to Northeast Minneapolis for 14 years. Nowadays, Barbara loves retirement and playing in various musical groups.

Katharine Dooley joined EMSO in 2018.

Katharine currently works in the field of health education.  She grew up in Boston but is currently living in Minneapolis.  She loves indoor rock climbing and traveling.

Stephen Thompson – Cello

Steve joined the EMSO in 2017 as a cellist.  Steve started playing cello about 15 years ago when his 8-year-old daughter started taking violin lessons with the idea that he could keep pace with her as she progressed.  They are both still playing in orchestras (but she is far better than her dad!). Steve is