Name: Michael Zellgert Member of DSSO since: 1993 DSSO Position: 2nd Violin Education: Violin Performance What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  As I continue to grow in music, I tend to be drawn more by the thrill of creating and shaping sounds through colors and textures. What has been the highlight of your […]

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Name: Julia Morehouse Member of DSSO since: 2004 DSSO Position: Cello Education: Eastman School of Music What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  Playing music was very emotionally satisfying but it was also the most challenging thing I’ve ever tried to do. I wanted to see if I could succeed in what to […]

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  Name: James Pospisil Member of DSSO since: 1996 DSSO Position: Principal Horn Education: Master’s in Music Performance, Indiana University What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  My small rural high school in Nebraska did not have an orchestra. I was playing fourth horn in the All State orchestra my junior year, and although […]

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Name: Jim Erickson Member of DSSO since: 1993 DSSO Position: Bass trombone Education: Bachelors – Concordia College Moorhead, MN Masters of Music in Conducting – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL K-12 Administrative License- St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN What made you decide to pursue a career in music?  I enjoy the creativity of music making and the emotion that I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]