Our Musicians

Our Musicians

The Civic Orchestra of Tucson is a 75-member, all-volunteer orchestra whose musicians share a common love for performing classical music to southern Arizona audiences. Some are professional musicians or music teachers. Others have various types of jobs, some are students, and some are retired. All members appreciate the opportunity to practice and perform in a symphony orchestra. Visit our Repertoire page to see all the pieces that the orchestra has performed.

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Meet Our Musicians

Over the years, we  have asked our musicians some questions and received some interesting responses. We hope that their answers will help you get to know our orchestra better. Click the links to see their responses.

2018:  Meet our Orchestra! Learn some interesting information about our musicians.
2017: “Which 3 composers would you want to listen to if stranded on an island, and why?”
2016: “Why did you choose the instrument you play?”
2015: “Where were you in 1975, the year the orchestra was founded?”
2014: “I like playing in the Civic Orchestra of Tucson because…”

Members of the COT ~ 2018-2019 Season

Violin I
Emily Evans *
~ Concertmaster
Ashtyn Bollinger
Rose Briones
Lani Chapman
Eric DeCair
Susan Horn
Randy Krieg
Timothy Liu
Rafael Reyes-Worman
Judith Strayer
Nina Vadiei
John Worman

Violin II
Amy Osmun *
Ethan Beasley
Hyun Brown
Wallace Burney
Chris Byron
Maren Cannon
Teresa Finley
Lori Fitzsimmons
Laurie Fowler
Chad Kurtzman
Nora May
Lee Oler
Sarah Wetzel
Bonnie Wolf

Viola
Daphne Madson *
Jennie Duchschere
Glynn Eastham
Martha Eby
Kim Hogarty
Laura Hyland
Colleen Johnson
Marianne McCarthy
Patricia Thoresen

Cello
Robert Marshall *
Steve Bryan
Nathaniel Davis
Dorothy Fitch
Mary Jennings
Barbara Lane
Kara Logan
Jan McDivitt
Joanna Miller
Sylvia Payne
Harriet Yount

Double Bass
Theresa Christy*
Jamie Matthews
Dave Shurtleff
Grant Thomas
Charlie Welty

Flute/Piccolo
Fran Moskovitz *
Mary Glueck
Dee Korich

Oboe
Ed Hoornaert *
Marilyn McNamara

English Horn
Marilyn McNamara

Clarinet
Chauncey Roach *
Deon Hill
Patrick Montoya

* Principal

Bassoon
Barbara Bayless *
Debbi Gurocak

Horn
William Winkelman *
Mary Phillips
Steve Ralsten
Elaine Walter

Trumpet
Jerry Trout *
Richard Blickenstaff
Larry Redhouse

Trombone
Thomas Landon *
Mike Doyle
Thomas Herrera

Tuba
Rip Lowman

Timpani
Barbara Freischlad

Percussion
Suzie Bjork
Jared Dumale
Russ Turner

Harp
Denielle Swartz

Piano/Keyboard
Chris Tackett

Musicians are listed in alphabetical in each section after the Principal player.