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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BOARD MEMBERS

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ALEX NGHIEM

President

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MARILYN MUNGER

Vice President

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JENNIFER CHARLTON-FAIA

Secretary

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ANDY ROSS

Librarian

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KOMAL PAHARIA

Treasurer

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RICO ROJAS

Webmaster

OUR MUSICIANS

HORN

Leslie Poer, Principal 
Rachel Quintel

Caitlin Ekvall
Adrian Diazgonsen
Marc Frazier

TRUMPET

David Mead, Principal

Kitty Draper

TROMBONE

Rico Rojas, Principal

Jarred Prejean
Guiseppe Maccagnan

TUBA

David Stoddard, Principal

PERCUSSION

FLUTE

Marilyn Munger+, Principal

Nellie Johnson, (piccolo)

CLARINET

Arthur DiBianca, Principal

Delan Barrett

OBOE

Andrew Ross+, Principal

Elisa Pinno

BASSOON

Stephanie Lochet, Principal

Scott Morgan Biggs

VIOLIN I

Claire Hansen,

   Concertmaster
Erin Heiser
Rachel Bonds
Kate McDermott

Ian Rust
Komal Paharia+

VIOLIN II

Craig Luthy, Principal

Bell Mullen

Simran Mayadas

Gloria Hernandez

Danna McVey

Avery Hall

Matthew Philbrook

Jennifer Charlton-Faia+

VIOLA

Christina Burns, Principal

Luis de Santiago

Andrew Davis

Margie Halloran

Denbigh Shelton

CELLO

Alex Nghiem+, Principal

Virginia Raleigh

Shauna Herzog

David McGinnis

Nancy McCallum

Emily Swain

Lynn Wallisch

BASS

Neal Nuwash, Principal

Karen Bell

Dylan Hernandez