Name: Hannah Peterson-Green Member of DSSO since: 2018 DSSO Position: 3rd Flute / Piccolo Education: Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance – University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  The first time I played in an orchestra was in 6th grade, when I started playing with Minnesota Youth […]

Name: Eric Graf Member of DSSO since: 2017 DSSO Position: Section Cello Education: Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance – University of Minnesota Master of Music in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy – Cleveland Institute of Music What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I loved music from an early age and instinctively knew […]

Name: Lindsey Bordner Member of DSSO since: 2015 DSSO Position: Violin Education: Bachelor of Music – University of Minnesota Master of Music in Violin Performance and Chamber Music – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  It kind of always seemed like an option. My dad was a […]

Name: Gwen Hoberg Member of DSSO since: 2008 DSSO Position: 4th Horn Education: Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance and Latin – Concordia College Master of Arts in English – University of Minnesota Duluth Master of Music in Horn Performance – Chicago College of Performing Arts What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  Playing […]

Name: Earl Salemink Member of DSSO since: 1989 DSSO Position: Principal Trumpet Education: Bachelor of Music Performance – University of Iowa Master of Music Performance – Northwestern University What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I had an artistic side when I was young – I enjoyed drawing. I started music when I was in […]

Name:  Jennifer Gerth Member of DSSO since: 1997 DSSO Position: Principal Clarinet Education: Bachelor of Arts – St. Olaf College Master of Music – Northwestern University in Evanston, IL Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) – University of Minnesota What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I was a math major at St. Olaf and […]

Amanda Wirta

Name:  Amanda Wirta Member of DSSO since: 1999 DSSO Position: Violin Education: University of Wisconsin – Superior What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I loved playing in my school orchestra and Youth Orchestra. I had grown up going to the Nutcracker and The Seven Last Words at First Lutheran. Classical music was and is […]

Name:  Betsy Husby Member of DSSO since: 1975 DSSO Position: Principal Cello Education: Undergraduate – University of Wisconsin Superior Bachelor of Arts – Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY Master of Music – Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY Doctor of Musical Arts – Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY What made you decide to pursue a career […]

Name: Bradley A. Bombardier Member of DSSO since: 1980 DSSO Position: Second Bassoon Education: Duluth East High School 1978 Bachelor of Music – University of Wisconsin-Superior 1982 Master of Music –  Bowling Green State University 1984 What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  It’s what I love most, and it was a natural path starting […]

  Name: Erin Aldridge Member of DSSO since: 2003 DSSO Position: Concertmaster Education: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Master of Music in Violin and Chamber Music Performance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Doctor of Musical Art in Violin Performance at University of Wisconsin – Madison What made you […]