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MEET

the WSO

ORCHESTRA

CONCERTMASTER

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Megan Karls makes her home in Montana, where she performs as co-concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony and with their resident artists, the Cascade Quartet. 

She serves frequently as guest concertmaster for the Bozeman and Billings Symphonies, Intermountain Opera Company, and String Orchestra of the Rockies, and performs regularly with the Boise Philharmonic and Spokane Symphony.

Megan is the first woman in classical music to be awarded the Montana Arts Council’s Artist Innovation Award, for her debut video album entitled “Decommissioned: Solo Violin in Cold War Relics,” filmed live in decommissioned military structures across Montana. 

She has recently appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee Philharmonic and Great Falls Symphony, and as a chamber musician, Megan has been a guest artist across the nation, including Oberlin Conservatory, Lawrence University, Northern Illinois University, Roundtop, and the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US. 

She spends her summers with the Britt Music Festival, McCall Music Festival, Assisi Performing Arts in Italy, and has traveled to El Salvador as a Teaching Artist and toured Bulgaria in 2021 with Symphony Vratsa. 

Megan maintains a beloved studio of young violinists and in 2015 received the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award on behalf of the Great Falls Symphony and Public Schools collaborative partnership.

Megan is grateful to her mentors from Lawrence University and the University of Iowa, where she holds degrees with honors in Violin Performance and Political Science.

2023-24
WYOMING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS

CONCERTMASTER

Megan Karls

Violins


Sarah McCoy, Assoc. Concertmaster

Jennifer DePaolo,

Principal Second 

Ruth Bell

Emily Denham

Jana Hanni

Roger Hedlund
Ami Jacobs

Ashley Schnell
Mimi Scofield
Susan Stanton


​​Violas


Gary DePaolo, Principal
Chealsea Allen

Leslie Fox
Audrey Ortberg

Steven Rich

Sabrina Romney-Lloyd

Jacki Wanbaugh

Cellos


Tim Jones, Principal

Debbie Bovie
Jeffrey Johnson
Janette Leno-Thomas 
Amy Cowell

Basses


Ernie Glock, Principal
Kathryn Beagle

Benjamin Hornacek

Flutes


Norman Menzales, Principal
Charlotte Gruner
Beth Wasson-Haynes

Oboes


Rebecca Mindock, Principal
Lindsey Bird Reynolds

Clarinets


Blake McGee, Principal

Copper Ferreira



​Bassoons


Richard Turner, Principal
Cindy Beaver

Horns


Katherine Smith, Principal
Zarah Mattox
Jennifer Swanson
Katie Watt

Trumpets


Scott Meredith, Principal
Donald Williams

 

Trombones


Daniel Watt, Principal
Nathan Baker
Kiel Lauer

Tuba


Alan Harvey, Principal

Percussion


Ron Coulter, Principal
Michael Broyles

Carolyn Deuel

Dallas Ely

Richard Puzzo

Timpani


Ross Coons, Principal

Piano


Kathy Williams, Principal

Harp


Jane Ann Hamman, Principal

MEET THE TEAM

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Executive 
Director/CEO

Rebecca Hebert

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Director of Development & Community Relations

Drew Jaussaud

STAFF
BOARD

WYOMING SYMPHONY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sally Belcher

Keith Dodson

Caryn Dowell

Greg Groves

Susan Holmes

Valerie Innella Maiers

Terry Johnson

Ryan McConnaughey

Rebecca Steinhoff, President

Debra Park, Secretary

Michele Soulek

Tina Sparby, Treasurer

Eric Unruh, Vice President

Benjamin Winckler

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