About Us

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Members
 

Violin
Amanda Hellmer, Concertmaster
Adam Barker
Karolina Frazcak
Lia Andreassen (on leave)
Amy Jurgensen
Roman Bunn
Miranda Steinle
Sarah Le (on leave)
Kathleen Powell
Elissa Dodson (on leave)
Jocelyn Ybarra
Nathan Fender
Hannah Wageknecht

Janet Hopkins, principal
Lisa Fent
Leah Richter
Lily Jones
Mason Oliver
Jen Otto
Melody Phillips
Casey Overturf
Mary Langlois
Brandon Huddleston


Viola
Kathy Murray, principal
Susan Penaloza
Alicia Dair
Amelia Dodson (on leave)
Linda Sobin
Betsy Dougherty
Bianca Salomon (on leave)
Carina Fausto

Winston Reid
Cello
Jacque Trtan, principal
Leah Burks
Colin Barker (on leave)
Madison DeWeerd
Margaret Dodson (on leave)
Mandy Prosser
Nia Bard
Denise Burrell
Madison McLemore
Justin Fausto

Double Bass
Levi Andreassen, principal (on leave)
Matthew Hsi
Colin Andrews

Flute
Michelle Draper, principal
Emma McGlasson
Sara Brownsworth, +piccolo

Clarinet
Crystal Grosvenor, principal
Anjanette Nowell (on leave)
Cameron Wickham
Samuel Hawkins, bass

Oboe
Angel McGlasson, principal
Zephan McGlasson

English Horn
Bassoon
Josue Avelar, principal
Matthew Fellows

Trumpet
Kyle Farbman, principal
Ben Campbell
Bradley Hofmann

Horn
Laura Mudge, principal
McKenna Askew
Derek Crockett
Amanda Hemphill (on leave)
Paige Wakefield

Trombone
Kalleigh Saiz, principal
Christopher Kemp
Bob Holden (on leave)
Freddy Rodriguez

Tuba
Ron Walker, principal

Harp
Gabrial Graves

Percussion
Tim Morton, principal

Will Stearman
Christopher Wilson

 
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Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra

The Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is Southwest Missouri’s premier civic orchestra. MPO’s professional, amateur and student musicians are solely focused on serving the community through the creation of beautiful music, crafted through intentional immersion in the musical elements.
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Staff

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Amy Andreassen

Amy Andreassen is the Leader/Principal Conductor of the Missouri Philharmonic. Not only does she volunteer with MPO, but she, along with her son, started a chamber group for young outstanding string players called String Theory. Before starting a family, she was the Director of Instrumental Activity at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is an accomplished horn player, having performed extensively throughout Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. She earned a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance with emphases in conducting and theory from Northern Illinois University in 2000 and more recently a second Masters degree from YouTube. When she is not coaching or conducting she enjoys being at home with her family and pets.
 
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