Eddie Peng – Violin

My name is Eddie, and I am a violinist that joined EMSO in 2021.  I’m currently working as a software developer at a medical technology company.  I live in the Ventura Village neighborhood in Minneapolis, but I am originally from a town 20 minutes from downtown Chicago called Munster, Indiana.  When I’m not playing violin,

Racheal Frost – Violin

Racheal joined EMSO in the fall of 2021, to play violin in the second violin section.  She grew up in Anoka MN, and now she lives in Minneapolis with her husband and 2 cats. Minneapolis has been home for 9 years, and also the location of her massage therapy business called Paradox Bodywork.  Racheal has

Meegan Frank – Violin

Meegan joined EMSO in the spring of 2022. She grew up in Cottage Grove, MN and has played violin in school and community orchestras since 2010. She now works for a nonprofit lab in St. Paul and enjoys spending time outdoors in her free time. She is grateful to share the joy of making music

Makayla Lakeman – Violin

Makayla Lakeman started playing the violin in 6th grade, and continued playing in numerous orchestras through college. She joined EMSO in 2019 to continue playing after graduation. Makayla graduated with a Masters in Architecture from NDSU and is currently working at an Architecture firm in St. Paul. She grew up in Blaine, MN and since

Dave Englund – Violin

Dave Englund joined EMSO in the spring of 2018. His violin was made in Germany in 1758. Age doesn’t make a violin good, but Dave appreciates how the centuries of playing contribute to the beautiful, mellow voice if the violin. Dave worked as a Minneapolis. Public Schools music teacher for 31 years, until retiring in 2015.  Most

Mary Jane Latu – Violin

Mary Jane Latu joined EMSO during the fall of 2018. She currently works in Governance & Compliance at a tech company. She grew up in Brooklyn Park, MN, and is now living in the uptown area of Minneapolis. Spending time with family and friends brings her joy.  A message from Mary: If you’re reading this