Current Roster

Luther College Symphony Orchestra

Flute

*Erin Haefner, Byron, Minn.
Kirsten Rotvold, Apple Valley, Minn.
Valorie Ziemer, Eyota, Minn.

Oboe

*Alec Anderson, Rochester, Minn.
Anna (Kemp) and Russell Norris Chair
Sabrina Benedict, Grand Mound, Iowa
Payton Lott, Papillion, Neb.
Abigail Toussaint, Decorah, Iowa

English Horn

Alec Anderson, Rochester, Minn.

Clarinet

*Kendra Peterson, Vinton, Iowa
*Casey Shaw, Spencer, Wis.
Haley Beert, Geneseo, Ill.
Kati Hall, Mesa, Ariz.
Anna Hug (bass), Roseville, Min.

Bassoon

*Spencer Ketterling, Rochester, Minn.
Helen (Hoff) James Chair
Anna Kretlow, Waukesha, Wis.
Kirsten Loynachan, Marion, Iowa
Briana McGrane, Plymouth, Minn.

Contra Bassoon

Spencer Ketterling, Rochester, Minn.

Horn

*Luke Berkley, Owatonna, Minn.
Erik, Kari, Maren Engebretson Chair
Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Scholar
Frost Bowen-Bailey, Duluth, Minn.
Noel Krotzer, Rochester, Minn.
Kyli Kurtenbach, Reedsburg, Wis.
Erin Villmow, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Trumpet

*Marya Haugland, Waconia, Minn.
Dr. Ronald and Carole Fox Chair
Chloe Beck, Minnetrista, Minn.
Ben Davidson, Onalaska, Wis.

Trombone

*Tim Sloneker, Coon Rapids, Minn.
Dorothy (Bonnell) and Russell Ziemer Chair
Charles Heinecke, Edina, Minn.

Bass Trombone

Solomon Thompson, Decorah, Iowa

Tuba

Madeline Starck, Deer River, Minn.

Keyboard

Will Allen, Raleigh, N.C.
Joshua Burniece, Burnsville, Minn.

Harp

*Claire Honl, Centennial, Colo.
Shauna Stoltman, Grand Forks, N.D.

Percussion

*Thomas Perkins, Kenosha, Wis.
*Andrew Scheller, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Nicholas Behrens, Falcon Heights, Minn.
Nathan Knautz, Batavia, Ill.
Siri St. Louis, Rochester, Minn.

First Violin

*Isabella Searcy, Buffalo, Minn.
Torgerson Concertmaster
Ben Wentzel, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Benjamin Gunsch, Rochester, Minn.
Michael Shaten, Madison, Wis.
Eric Head, Fairmont, Minn.
Nathan Eck, Rochester, Minn.
Katelin Parkinson, Freeport, Ill.
Kirstin Kribs, Mason, Mich.
Abby Leblanc, St. Paul, Minn.
Leah Marxhausen, Woodbury, Minn.
Gibson Swalley, St. Paul, Minn.

Second Violin

*Jamie Swartley, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dorothy M. Ansett Chair
Julia Ferris, La Crosse, Wis.
Izzy Bogue, SIoux Falls, S.D.
Clara Hofland, La Crosse, Wis.
Catherine Wedin, Lincoln, Neb.
Katilynn Swanson, Pine Island, Minn.
Elise Robison, Decorah, Iowa
Harrison Greene, Wausau, Wis.
Kelly Kestner, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Meron Abebe, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Viola

*Morgan Fanning, Saint Charles, Ill.
Andrea Nelson and Kathryn Nelson Chair
Kjersta Lind, Neenah, Wis.
Abbey Falconer, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Alex Laskowski, Saint Charles, Ill.
Elsa Manning, Lino Lakes, Minn.
Malcolm Wildenberg, Billings, Mont.
Addyson Bixby, Waverly, Iowa
Kailin Jolstad, Blaine, Minn.
Jack Geadelmann, Des Moines, Iowa
Kameron Vanderploeg, Aurora, Ill.

Cello

*Sam Day, Dubuque, Iowa
Dorothy M. Ansett Chair
Anton Wachmann, Waverly, Iowa
Frances Marshall, Lombard, Ill.
Claire Goodfellow, Iowa City, Iowa
Mario Soldado Bermudez, Trescasas,
Spain
Willa Eacret, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Mia Thedens, Iowa City, Iowa
Annalise Meyer, Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Annika Dome, La Crosse, Wis.
Kira Guetschow, La Crosse, Wis.
Caleb West, Golden Valley, Minn.

Double Bass

*Zachariah Mayer, Melrose, Wis.
Eli Leupold, Edina, Minn.
Sam Olson, Circle Pines, Minn.

* 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.