Musicians / Staff


The Amherst Symphony Orchestra   is a volunteer orchestra made up of fine musicians who have had years of training and experience. They are unique in that most are engaged in careers outside of music...physicians, teachers, business employees, sales representatives, etc., etc...... These musicians are dedicated to coming together to make music because they love to play their instruments and after the rehearsals, bring that music to their audience.

First Violins

Shieh-Jian Tsai,
Concertmaster

Joan Boissonnault
Joseph Buckle
Kristen Buscemi
Molly Carroll
Donna Feldman
Libby Keller
Gayle Kroetsch
Janet Mazzio
Jeff Mols
Sandra Paddock
Christine Reed
Caroline West

Second Violins

Judy Bacon,
Principal

Mary Bullions
Gabrielle Catalano
George Chen
Joan Fishburn
Melissa Gould
Mike Klucznik
Francesca Cirulli Linde
Rebecca Montague
Bill Rich

Violas

Karen Beacher,
Principal

Leslie Bahler
Mary Ellen DiSilvio
Megan Mihans
Renee Roess
Mary Pouli-Sosnowski 1
Paul Schlossman

Celli

Allison Collins,
Principal

Peg Beyer
Erin Eno
Jennifer Sandner
Jonathan Steffen
Yvonne Verplanke
Anne Marie Will
Ezra Zubrow

Double Basses

Gil Pease,
Principal

Peter Bahler
Brian Dejesus
Bob Groves
Jasey Walker

Flutes

August Grillo,
Principal

Dorea Holmes
Michelle Russ

Piccolo

Kim Fornes

Oboes

Sheryl Rohr 6
Principal

Kristen Roess

English Horn

Sheryl Rohr

Clarinets

Roseann Deni,
Principal

Lynn Belote

Eb Clarinet

Lynn Belote
Bass Clarinet
Laurie Goodwill

Bassoons

Linda Mucyn,
Principal

Susan Tichy

Contra Bassoons

Linda Mucyn
Paul Furlong

French Horns

Lee Brusino,
Principal

David Macaluso
Holly Martin
Megan Marranca-Valez
Linda Walleshauser

Trumpets

G. Nate Barnes,
Principal

Al Schlisserman
Larry Deni

Trombones

Robert King,
Principal

James Mathews

Bass Trombone

Stuart Easter 2

Tuba

Jim Pace

Percussion

Kris Banzhaf
Dominic Scaduto
Thomas Stroth
Colin Sperazza
Timpani
Andre Ziemba

Harp

Cristin Kalinowski

Personnel Director: Lee Brusinoi     Librarian: Don Montalto    Stage Managers: Riley Hodin, Jeremy Werbow

1. Chair dedicated to the memory of Rachel Green
2. Chair dedicated to the memory of Neil Stillman
3. Chair dedicated to the memory of Henry Weisenborn
4. Chair dedicated to the memory of Joan & George Richmond
5. Chair dedicated to the memory of Geoffrey Richter
6. Chair dedicated to the memory of Ronald Richards

Orchestra Members’ Board 2015-2016

Co-Presidents: Sandra Paddock & Anne Marie Will
Liaison to ASO Board: Molly Carroll
Violin I.…………………………Sandra Paddock
Violin II…….. …………………Judy Nill Bacon
Viola…………….......................Mary Sosnowski
Celli/Basses……………………Anne Marie Will
Woodwinds……………………Linda Mucyn
Brass/Percussion……………… Lee Brusino