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NWS alumni are playing with some of the world's most outstanding orchestras. Here is a partial list of alumni names and the organizations with which they are affiliated.

  • Violinists
  • Daniel Carlson, San Francisco Symphony
  • Ellen Chen-Livingston, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Glen Cherry, Boston Symphony
  • Ann Fink, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Will Haapaniemi, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Heidi Han, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Jason Horowitz, Boston Symphony
  • In Sun Jang, San Francisco Symphony
  • Naomi Kazama, San Francisco Symphony
  • Eva Kozma, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Angela Lee, Baltimore Symphony
  • Dennis O’Boyle, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Wendy Putnam, Boston Symphony
  • Milana Reiche, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Marc Rovetti, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Laura Rowe, Detroit Symphony
  • Michael Sutton, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Isabel Trautwein, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Yuko Uchiyama, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Shawn Weil, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Beth Woodside, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Siwen Xu, Houston Symphony
  • Daisuke Yamamoto, Richmond Symphony
  • Amy Soyoon Yi, KBS Symphony Orchestra (Korea)
  • Chen Zhao, San Francisco Symphony

  • Violists
  • Beth Breslin, San Antonio Symphony
  • Si-Fei Cheng, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Mahoko Eguchi, National Symphony Orchestra
  • Stephen Fryxell, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Benjamin Geller, Charlotte Symphony
  • Kerry Kavalo, Symphony Nova Scotia
  • Amy Long Kniffen, Indianapolis Symphony
  • Adam Neeley, Pacific Symphony
  • Elzbieta Weyman, New Jersey Symphony
  • Andrew Wickesberg, Pittsburgh Symphony

  • Cellists
  • Kari Docter, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Sébastien Gingras, San Francisco Symphony
  • Theodore Harvey, Dallas Symphony
  • Joy Payton-Stevens, Seattle Symphony
  • Bjorn Ranheim, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Brad Ritchie, Atlanta Symphony
  • Peter Steffens, Dallas Symphony
  • Brant Taylor, Chicago Symphony
  • Peter Thomas, Milwaukee Symphony

  • Bassists
  • Boris Astafiev, Cincinnati Symphony
  • David DiRiso, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Scott Dixon, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Matthew Frischman, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Travis Gore, Seattle Symphony
  • Erik Harris, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Sarah Hogan, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Joe Kaufman, Seattle Symphony
  • Michael Kurth, Atlanta Symphony
  • Owen Lee, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Kathryn Nettleman, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Scott Pingel, San Francisco Symphony
  • Tristan Sutton, Bergen Philharmonic
  • Kevin Switalski, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Thomas Van Dyck, Boston Symphony
  • Jeffrey Weisner, National Symphony
  • Aaron White, Pittsburgh Symphony

  • Flutists
  • Lisa Byrnes, Utah Symphony
  • Alicia DiDonato, Oregon Symphony
  • Clint Foreman, Boston Symphony
  • Brook Ferguson, Colorado Symphony
  • Michael Gordon, Kansas City Symphony
  • Karen Moratz, Indianapolis Symphony
  • Catherine Ransom Karoly, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Matthew Roitstein, Houston Symphony
  • Elizabeth Rowe, Boston Symphony
  • Marisela Sager, Cleveland Orchestra
  • John Thorne, Houston Symphony

  • Oboists
  • Carolyn Banham, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Jonathan Fischer, San Francisco Symphony
  • Marni Hougham, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Igor Leschishin, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
  • Kathryn Meany, National Symphony
  • Dwight Parry, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Karen Wagner, Oregon Symphony
  • Keisuke Wakao, Boston Symphony

  • Clarinetists
  • Tad Calcara, Utah Symphony
  • Alexander Laing, Phoenix Symphony
  • Todd Levy, Milwaukee Symphony
  • Raymond Santos, Kansas City Symphony
  • Jerome Simas, San Francisco Symphony
  • Robert Woolfrey, Cleveland Orchestra

  • Bassoonists
  • Sophie Dansereau, Vancouver Symphony
  • Eric Hall, Canadian Opera Company
  • Stephane Levesque, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
  • Christopher Marshall, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Philip Pandolfi, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Lori Wike, Utah Symphony

  • Hornists
  • Matthew Annin, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Susanna Drake, Chicago Symphony
  • Julia Erdmann Hyams, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Fritz Foss, Colorado Symphony
  • Michael Mayhew, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Robert Rearden, The Florida Orchestra
  • Eric Reed, American Brass Quintet
  • Alberto Suarez, Kansas City Symphony
  • Denise Tryon, Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Trumpeters
  • Justin Bartels, Colorado Symphony
  • Billy Hunter, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Mark Inouye, San Francisco Symphony
  • Adam Luftman, San Francisco Opera Orchestra
  • Christopher Martin, Chicago Symphony
  • Paul Merkelo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
  • Mark Niehaus, Milwaukee Symphony
  • Travis Peterson, Utah Symphony
  • Anthony Prisk, Houston Symphony
  • Carrie Schafer, St. Louis Symphony
  • Thomas Siders, Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Trombonists/Bass Trombonists
  • Nicole Abissi, Alabama Symphony
  • Andrew Chappell, Rochester Philharmonic
  • George Curran, Atlanta Symphony
  • Aaron LaVere, Oregon Symphony
  • Maciej Pietraszko, City Opera of New York
  • Bill Thomas, Atlanta Symphony
  • Kenneth Thompkins, Detroit Symphony

  • Tubists
  • Steven Campbell, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Stephen Dumaine, National Symphony
  • Craig Knox, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Carson McTeer, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Randall Montgomery, Milwaukee Symphony

  • Timpanists/Percussionists
  • Jeremy Branson, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • John Burgardt, San Francisco Opera Orchestra
  • Mark Damoulakis, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Matthew Decker, North Carolina Symphony
  • Ian Ding, Detroit Symphony
  • David Fishlock, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Mark Griffith, Houston Symphony
  • David Herbert, San Francisco Symphony
  • Michael Israelievitch, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • William James, Saint Louis Symphony
  • Brian Jones, Detroit Symphony
  • Christopher McLaurin, Kansas City Symphony
  • Patricia Niemi, San Francisco Opera Orchestra
  • Jacob Nissly, Detroit Symphony
  • Charles Settle, Atlanta Symphony
  • Thomas Sherwood, Atlanta Symphony
  • Shannon Wood, Saint Louis Symphony

  • Harpists
  • Elizabeth Hainen, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Adriana Horne, National Symphony Orchestra
  • Licia Jaskunas, Nashville Symphony
  • Tisha Murvihill, Calgary Philharmonic
  • Julie Smith, San Diego Symphony
  • Louise Vickerman, Utah Symphony

  • Librarians
  • Rachel Bellairs, San Diego Symphony
  • Jared Rex, Nashville Symphony

  • Audio Engineers
  • Mike Golubitsky, The Colburn School