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 […]

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 […]

For immediate release: May 23, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – The board of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra regrets to announce that the DSSO’s newly selected executive director, Sandra Madden, has withdrawn herself as incoming executive director due to family needs. The organization had been looking forward to having her join the DSSO, but we know […]

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 […]

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra wraps up their season with their seventh Masterworks concert, Along the Mediterranean, sponsored by North Shore Bank of Commerce. What: Along the Mediterranean // Masterworks VII When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7 pm. Where: Symphony Hall at the DECC Music Director Dirk Meyer and the Duluth […]