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Alumni

Calling all alumni!

Were you in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association? Are you teaching music? Performing professionally? Just looking to connect?
Send an email to office@csysa.com to get on our Alumni mailing list and update us on your musical achievements!
Just looking to connect with former members? Check out our Alumni Facebook group at Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Assn Alums!

Every participant in the Youth Symphony program greatly benefits from the years they are engaged in the organizations. Most will take what they have learned and use these tools toward a successful and fulfilling future... even if they choose not to continue in the world of professional music.

There are still many others who use their years in Youth Symphony as a launching pad for a career in music - as performers, educators and composers.

Here are some of our esteemed alumni:

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Jesse McCormick, French Horn – Juilliard graduate now with Cleveland Orchestra
Colin Oldberg, trumpet – Chicago Civic Orchestra, Hong Kong Symphony, New World Brass
Daniel Watt, trombone – US Army Band
Aaron Perdue, flute – New World Symphony?
Anne Aderman, viola– New World Symphony
Mark Dix, viola – Phoenix Symphony
Dean Smith, violin – New York
Jessica Frieg, violin – Foreign Service Washington D.C.
Julianne Scott, clarinet – Edmonton Symphony
Chris Reaves, trombone – Juilliard graduate now with US Marine Band in D.C.
Jeffrey McCray, bassoon – University of Nebraska
Thomas Wilson, trumpet – Colorado Springs Philharmonic Associate Conductor and 2nd Trumpet
Sean Hennessey, trumpet – film score composer and free lance performer
Alfred Cramer, violin – Yale University prof
Mike Van Wirt, percussion – Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Victoria Suha, viola – Northeastern University student
Micah Holt, trumpet – Graduating with his doctorate degree on trumpet from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas this Spring
Donald Williams, trumpet – Founder of Apollo Chamber Brass and associate principal trumpet of the Wyoming Symphony
Anna Morris, oboe – Broadway tour performer

Alums that have performed with Colorado Springs Philharmonic:

Angie Schnathorst – oboe; Donna Kingsley – flute/piccolo; Julianne Scott – clarinet; Jeffrey McCray – bassoon; Nicole Buetti – bassoon; Sophie Verhaeghe – violin; Sarah Larson – viola; Anne Aderman – viola; Don Williams – trumpet; Colin Oldberg – trumpet; Andy Holst – trombone; Rebecca Fathman – French horn; Stephenie Eiman – French horn; Tonya Jilling - harp

Alumni who are current or former teachers:

Alex Magalong, violin
Sara Miller, violin
Brian Margrave, trumpet
Sabrina Baugh, cello
Samantha Garrett, French horn
Julie Meyer, violin
Adele Demi-Smith, clarinet
Jeremiah Fowler, trumpet
Katie Simpson, clarinet
Amanda Brignola, flute
Dana Jellich, oboe
Robert Stahly, cello
Loren McCready, clarinet