About the Orchestra

Wojciech Milewski

Music Director

The conductor

Wojciech Milewski was selected from an international field of 63 applicants, narrowed to four finalists who each conducted one of the four 2015-16 season’s concerts. The Board of Directors made their selection based upon Wojciech’s skill set and rapport, the overwhelming selection by orchestra musicians, and the audience response. He is considered to be the perfect fit for Summerville and the orchestra needs.

Wojciech most recently conducted the El Paso Opera, the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, and was Assistant Conductor for the Opera NEO festival in San Diego. He co-founded and served as the Music Director of the Health Sciences Center Orchestra in Albuquerque. Wojciech is also a professional pianist, clarinetist and coach and received his Master’s Degree with Distinction in Orchestral Conducting from the University of New Mexico.

The musicians

Strings

Alex Boissonnault

Concertmaster

Alison Harvey

Assistant Concertmaster

Zachary Bian

Violin 1

Jack Gelston

Violin 2

Anna Galura

Violin 1, sub

Abby Maynard

Bass, sub

Lonnie Root

Cello

Lauren Swann

Viola

Elise Pickford

Violin 2

Nathan Wertz

Violin 1

Eric Pickford

Violin 1

Abigail Bryant

Violin 1

Akhil Prathipati

Violin 1

Ayuna Gordon

Violin 2

Betty Settle

Violin 2

Cameron Williams

Principal Cello

Cindy Helton

Viola

CJ Swartzwelter

Viola

Clara Johnson

Violin 1

Davis Johnson

Viola

Gordon Tedeschi

Principal Violin 2

Jeremiah Moultrie

Viola

Joan Loughry

Cello

Katie Unsinger

Violin 2

Kayleigh Osborne

Violin 1

Linda-rae Grant

Bass

Mariya Turasova

Cello

Melanie Campos

Violin 2

Michelle Stevens

Violin 2

Philip Raker

Violin 2

Roberto Rodriguez

Principal Bass

Sam Whatley

Violin 2

Whitney Clayton

Violin 2

Vanessa Chambers

Cello

Stacy Champion

Violin 2

Sofia Graham

Viola

Sara Baldwin

Cello

Samantha Clark

Principal Viola

Woodwinds

Jan Coldwell

Engish Horn

Abigail Ehiles

Principal Bassoon

Ellen Dykeman

Bassoon

Fritz Saenger

Clarinet

Ray Willard

Principal Clarinet

Talitha Ortiz

Oboe

Sarah Teuscher

Principal Oboe

Brass

Cameron Buskirk

Horn

Dennis Smith

Trumpet

Debra Sherill

Horn

Sydney Linke

Horn

Kim Brown

Horn

Dean Glace

Principal Trumpet

Bill Miller

Principal Trombone

Erin Yardley

Principal Horn

Ethan Pruitt

Trumpet

Harry Dykeman

Trumpet

Julie Thornton

Horn

Toni Scott

Horn

Larry Krueger

Trombone

Harry Perez

Trombone

Percussion

Earle Folger

Principal Percussion

Lillian Garcia

Percussion

Neil Mann

Percussion

Addie White

Percussion

Keyboards and Harp

Emilee Johnson

Harp

Reed Kurtz

Piano