Current Roster

Luther College Symphony Orchestra | 2020-2021

Flute

*Kari Jacobson, Irvine, Calif.
Megan Grimm, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Leigh Hjelmseth, Bellingham, Wash.

Oboe

*Rob Clower, Grinnell, Iowa
Anna (Kemp) and Russell Norris Chair
Sabrina Benedict, Grand Mound, Iowa
Abigail Toussaint, Decorah, Iowa

Clarinet

*Kathryn Hall, Mesa, Ariz.
Isabel de la Cruz Hexon, Decorah, Iowa

Bassoon

*Spencer Ketterling, Rochester, Minn.
Helen (Hoff) James Chair
Emily Fisher, Onalaska, Wis.
Kirsten Loynachan, Marion, Iowa

Horn

*Ethan Erickson, Rochester, Minn.
Erik, Kari, Maren Engebretson Chair
Frost Bowen-Bailey, Duluth, Minn.
Anneka Duncan, Benson, Minn.
Kyli Kurtenbach, Reedsburg, Wis.

Trumpet

*Hannah Wren, Anthem, Ariz.
Dr. Ronald and Carole Fox Chair
Claire Panus, St. Louis, Mo.
Grace Parrott, Iowa City, Iowa

Trombone

*Sam Wilson, Decorah, Iowa
Dorothy (Bonnell) and Russell Ziemer Chair
Charles Heinecke, Edina, Minn.

Bass Trombone

Allie Pujol, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Tuba

Madeline Starck, Deer River, Minn.

Percussion

Nicholas Behrens, Falcon Heights, Minn.
Mae Cody, Glencoe, Ill.
Siri St. Louis, Rochester, Minn.

First Violin

*Isabella Searcy, Buffalo, Minn.
Torgerson Concertmaster
Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Scholar
Kirstin Kribs, Mason, Mich.
Emma Prostine, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Leah Marxhausen, Woodbury, Minn.
Gibson Swalley, St. Paul, Minn.
Eric Head, Fairmont, Minn.
Nathan Eck, Rochester, Minn.
Catherine Wedin, Lincoln, Neb.
Mary Osborne, Esko, Minn.

Second Violin

*Benjamin Gunsch, Rochester, Minn.
Dorothy M. Ansett Chair
Benjamin Wentzel, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Katilynn Swanson, Pine Island, Minn.
Anna Ebnet, Buffalo, Minn.
Harrison Greene, Wausau, Wis.
Fiona Garrity, Batavia, Ill.
Marta Schonebaum, Faribault, Minn.

Michael Shaten, Madison, Wis.
Josie Meyer, Robbinsdale, Minn.
Kelly Kestner, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Viola

*Shana Liu, Urbandale, Iowa
Andrea Nelson and Kathryn Nelson Chair
Jessica Trygstad, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kjersta Lind, Neenah, Wis.
Abbey Falconer, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Kailin Jolstad, Blaine, Minn.
Alex Laskowski, Saint Charles, Ill.
Elsa Manning, Lino Lakes, Minn.
Malcolm Wildenberg, Billings, Mont.
Jack Geadelmann, Des Moines, Iowa

Cello

*Frances Marshall, Lombard, Ill.
Dorothy M. Ansett Chair
Willa Eacret, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Emilia Thedens, Iowa City, Iowa
Mattie Snyder, Bemidji, Minn.
Nathan Behrens, Falcon Heights, Minn.
Annika Dome, La Crosse, Wis.
Ella Swalley, Roseville, Minn.
Annalise Meyer, Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Double Bass

*Malachi Rettmann, Madison, Wis.
Eli Leupold, Edina, Minn.
Colton Baldus,
Charles City, Iowa

*principal


Nine chairs in the Luther College Symphony Orchestra benefit from endowed scholarships generously provided by Luther donors. In addition, the Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Family Prize for Orchestral Performance is awarded annually to a senior student. Selection is by audition and recognizes exceptional performance, talent, musicianship, and leadership.