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

Karl Ruesterholz – Violin

Karl Ruesterholz joined EMSO in 2017.  He plays a Steiniger violin. Karl grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon, and now lives in Stillwater, MN. When Karl is not working for Delta as an airport ramp agent, he spends his time fishing, hiking, flying planes, and of course, playing music.