top of page
Playful_Inspirations_3.jpg

Our Musicians

There are over 30+ musicians that regularly play with the North Oregon Coast Symphony and in our chamber orchestra. Learn more about the instruments and musicians within our ensemble.

What Makes a Symphony Orchestra?

A symphony orchestra is a large classical ensemble of thirty or more musicians comprised into four instrumental sections: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Musicians in each instrumental section play a number of related instruments made of similar material and produce sound in a similar manner either through bowing, plucking, blowing air into, or striking their instrument. Together each instrumental section is able to produce a wide range of notes and musical sounds. A smaller orchestra ensemble with only one or a select few instruments in each section is referred to as a chamber orchestra.

Image by starline on Freepik_crop-fade.jpg
Image by Ira Selendripity

Strings

Violin

Violin

Jude Matulich-Hall, Concertmaster
Carole Feldman
Mattison Solgan
Violin

Violin II

Pam Fleming, Principal
Karma Herd
Kate Drury
Kathy Kinman
Kristin Kabanuk
Viola

Viola

Betsey Ellerbroek, Principal
Aaron Schuman
Thron Riggs
Cello

Cello

Judy Woodward, Principal
Bill Britton
Carlotta Roddy
Dylan Morrow
Lorraine Ortiz
Tera Gold
Bass

Bass

Mike Starosciak, Principal *
Charlene Larsen
Len Bergman *

* Currently on leave from the symphony

Image by starline on Freepik_crop-fade.jpg

Woodwinds

Image by Iain Cridland
Piccolo

Piccolo

Shelley Loring
Bassoon

Bassoon

Judy Shatto
Kelly Larkins
Flute

Flute

Melissa Lagerquist, Principal
Shelley Loring
Clarinet

Clarinet

Brayden Payne
Sophia Ritter
Oboe

Oboe

Laurie Swanson, Principal
Christina Pickles
English Horn

English Horn

Laurie Swanson
Image by starline on Freepik_crop-fade.jpg
Image by Rich Smith

Brass

Trumpet

Trumpet

Scott Wagner, Principal
Anya Reeser
French Horn

French Horn

Phil Blanton, Principal
Ed Keller
Michael McClure
Trombone

Trombone

Evan Gautreaux
Stephan Kienberger
Tuba

Tuba

Greg Morrill
Image by starline on Freepik_crop-fade.jpg

Percussion

Drums and Sheet Music
Percussion

Percussion

Carol Shepherd
Delrey Chronister *
Yvonne Van Nostran
Piano

Piano

Diane Amos

* Currently on leave from the symphony

Cory Pederson 2018

Our Conductor

Since 2013 Cory Pederson has led the musical direction and talents of the North Oregon Coast Symphony.

Trumpet player practicing

Join Our Symphony

There are over 30+ musicians that regularly play with NOCS. We always welcome new musicians, and have open chairs for a number instruments.

bottom of page