DR. DAVID OERTEL

Conductor

David has a long list of musical direction and conducting credits among professional theatre, opera companies and concert ensembles. David holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as well as a Masters degree in Applied Performance from the University of Houston. His undergraduate degree, in Music Education, is from the University of North Texas. David has served as conductor and music director for over 30 musical theatre productions including Sweeney Todd, Chicago, West Side Story, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Bat Boy, and Seussical the Musical. He has also appeared as a guest conductor in venues from Houston, TX to St. Petersburg, Russia and Zlin, Czech Republic. David has taught music in the public schools in Houston and has served as faculty at High Point University (NC) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. For a healthy thirteen seasons, he was Music Director and Conductor of the Lee County Orchestra in Sanford, NC. Oertel took the helm of the Austin Philharmonic in 2010. He also leads the Starlight Symphony Orchestra and the Austin Flute Choir. Additionally, Dr. Oertel can be seen playing trumpet in the pit and on stage.

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OUR MUSICIANS

HORN

Leslie Poer, Principal 
Caitlin Bumford
Rachel Clark
Adrian Diazgonsen
Marc Frazier
Adrian Torres

TRUMPET

Jon David Swann, Principal
David Mead

TROMBONE

Rico Rojas, Principal

Andrew Denman
Guiseppe Maccagnan

TUBA

David Stoddard

PERCUSSION

Tony Gilliam, Principal

Thomas Gilliam

FLUTE

Marilyn Munger+, Principal

Sally Grant

CLARINET

Arthur DiBianca, Principal

Spencer Ledlow

OBOE

Andrew Ross+, Principal

Elisa Pinno

BASSOON

Stephanie Lochet, Principal

VIOLIN I

Caitlin Bentley,

   Concertmaster
Claire Hansen
Rachel Bonds
Kate McDermott
Komal Paharia+
Lindsey Peavler

VIOLIN II

Craig Luthy, Principal

Thomas Bentley

Jennifer Charlton-Faia+

Keith Craik

Carla Emery-Culberson

Ariel Kimmel

Matthew Philbrook

Daniella Medellin

Claudia Pierick

Kristen Raley

VIOLA

Anna Louise Percy, Principal

Margie Halloran

Christina Scanlon

Denbigh Shelton

CELLO

Alex Nghiem+, Principal

Courtney Banks

Shauna Herzog

Nancy McCallum

Virginia Raleigh

Edward Sledge

Jane Sledge Stoub

Lynn Wallisch

BASS

Neal Nuwash, Principal

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