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The Violin Sections are proudly sponsored by P1FCU & the Friends of Gladish

Meredith Arksey - Concertmaster

Meredith Arksey, Associate Professor of Music at Washington State University in Pullman WA, is the coordinator of the string area and teaches studio violin and viola to undergraduate and graduate string majors.

Diana Cook

Hana Kildall

Becky Miller

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Gladys Patten


Giselle Hillyer - Concertmaster

Born and raised in New Zealand, Giselle Hillyer lives in Moscow where she is active in the region as a violinist and teacher.

Ruth Funabiki

Inga Kingsley

Larissa Opp

Landon Roper

Gladys Patten was born and raised in Boise where she studied piano from Keiko Thon, ballet from Lloyd Carlton, and violin from Lois Wuertz. Her violin performance emphasis undergraduate studies were with Steven Folks at the University of Idaho.

Kate Schneider

Katie Wooden

Samuel Song

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Diane Worthy

Diane Worthey, violinist, has played in the Washington-Idaho Symphony since 2001. Past orchestral playing includes the Santa Cruz Symphony (CA), The Dubuque Symphony (IA), The Jackson Symphony (MI) and the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra (UK).



The Viola Section is proudly sponsored by Becky & Bruce Mill in Memory of Julia Cohen

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Angela Schauer - Principal


Nanette Erickson

Angela Schauer has performed with the Washington-Idaho Symphony since 2005, as a member of both the violin and viola sections. She has been principal viola of the symphony since 2013.

Jemima Bauer



The Cello Section is proudly sponsored by Stanton & Lucille Linden in Memory of Julia Cohen


Cole Tutino - Principal

Dr. Cole Tutino is Lecturer in Music at New Saint Andrews College, where he teaches cello, music theory, and orchestra. He was previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and Visiting Instructor of Cello at Luther College in Decorah, IA.



The Flute Section is proudly sponsored by Pollyanna & Larry Franzen


Ann Marie Yasinitsky - Principal


Sophia Tegart

Ann Marie Yasinitsky, originally from the San Francisco bay area, is a Washington State University Professor Emerita. She taught flute, chamber music, music history and theory, and performed with the Solstice Wind Quintet, in residence at WSU, for twenty-five years.


Jake Berreth



The Clarinet Section is proudly sponsored by Richard Domey & Diane Gillespie


Geoffrey Folio

Geoffrey Flolo is currently principal clarinetist for The Washington-Idaho Symphony. As a former member of the Presidential United States Navy Band, Washington, DC he served as section clarinetist, principal clarinetist, and soloist.



David Turnbull


Mitchell Gibbs

Dr. David Turnbull—Professor of Music—coordinates the Brass and Percussion Area in the School of Music at Washington State University. He plays trumpet with Equinox, (the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet) and performs with Jazz Northwest (the WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble).



Chris Dickey

Praised for his “smooth tone and melodic flexibility” by Melinda Bargreen of The Seattle Times, Dr. Chris Dickey (he/him/they/them) has earned a reputation as a performer, teacher, and adjudicator throughout the United States, South America, and Asia.

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