About Us

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Members
 

Violin
Kirsten Weiss, Concertmaster (on leave)
Amanda Hellmer, acting Concertmaster
Karolina Fraczak
Nathan Fender
Elissa Dodson
Erin Ross
Olga Tatar
Kathleen Powell
​Hannah Wagenknecht
Lia Andreassen
Kyleigh Richardson

Janet Hopkins, principal
Lisa Fent
Christina Swaters
Leah Richter
Emmalene Brandon
Amy Walser
Casey Overturf
Jocelyn Ybarra
Melody Purvis
Claire Utley
Jen Otto

Viola
Kathy Murray, principal
Benjamin Huinda
Alicia Dair
Winston Reid
Betsy Dougherty
Linda Sobin
Cello
Jacque Trtan, principal
Colin Barker
Mark Huinda
Daniel Huinda
Madison DeWeerd
Margaret Dodson
Leah Burks
Denise Burrell
Maddison McLemore

Double Bass
Levi Andreassen, principal

Harp

Kristin Gram

Flute
Michelle Draper, principal
Emma McGlasson
Sara Brownsworth, piccolo

Clarinet
Crystal Grosvenor, principal
Anjanette Nowell
Cameron Wickham

Oboe
Angel McGlasson, principal
Zephan McGlasson

English Horn

Julie Combs
Bassoon
Connor Jones, principal
(on leave)
Hannah Arter, acting principal
Aaron Tomczyk


Trumpet
Kyle Farbman, principal
Ben Campbell
Michael Crook

Horn
Laura Mudge, principal
Paige Wakefield
McKenna Askew
Waylan Mueller

Trombone
Drew Robertson, principal
Bob Holden
Freddy Rodriguez

Tuba
Ron Walker, principal

Percussion
Tim Morton, principal
Chris Wilson

Will Stearman
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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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The Missouri Philharmonic relies solely on donations.

Non-profit status is pending
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