Name: Rebecca Peterson Member of DSSO since: 1989-90 was my first season as a high school senior. I earned a permanent seat in 1996. DSSO Position: Cello Education: Bachelor of Music Education K-12 and Associates Degree in Nursing, RN What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I tried to be practical when I started college. I […]

Name: Amy Eichers Member of DSSO since: Briefly in 1991, Sub for 2003-04, and current chair in 2005 DSSO Position: 2nd Violin Education: I got my start on the violin in the public schools of International Falls, MN with John Faith. My family moved to Duluth in 1987 where I was a student of Anita Rauschenfels, Beryl Pettigrew, Jerry […]

Name: Kevin Hoeschen Member of DSSO since: 1978 DSSO Position: Principal Viola Education: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I love teaching and I truly believe music is the most wonderful subject to teach. What has been the highlight of your career thus far?  This is a difficult question to […]

Name: Sarah Warner Member of DSSO since: 1999 DSSO Position: 2nd Violin Education: Bachelor of Music – University of Superior, 2004 What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I started playing a month before I turned 3 so really music was something I always knew and was part of my life at a young age. […]

Name: Irving Steinberg Member of DSSO since: 2017 DSSO Position: Double Bass Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music – UC Berkleley Master of Music in Performance – Boston University What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  Love of Music and Playing Double Bass What has been the highlight of your career thus far?  Performing Also Sprach […]

Name: Darci Griffith Gamerl Member of DSSO since: 2007 DSSO Position: Oboe, Acting Principal Education: Bachelor of Music – University of Nebraska Omaha Master of Music – Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Artist Diploma – Roosevelt University What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  My grandfather. He was a professional violinist and carpenter. What has been the […]

  Name: Vincent Osborn Member of DSSO since: 1998 DSSO Position: Assistant Principal Bass Education: USAF Bands 1978-98 Bachelor of Arts – College of St. Scholastica 2003 Master of Music Double Bass Performance, University of Minnesota 2010 What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I love music and decided when I was in high […]

Name: Gene Koshinski Member of DSSO since: 2007 DSSO Position: Principal Percussion Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education – West Chester University Master of Music and Doctorate of Music Arts – The Hartt School, University of Hartford What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I grew up in a musical family and I don’t ever […]

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 […]