BILLINGS SYMPHONY WELCOMES NEW MUSICIANS TO ROSTER FOR UPCOMING SEASON
Billings, Mont. – The Billings Symphony is proud to announce the results following successful auditions for the upcoming season orchestra roster. Auditions were held Sunday, April 21 on the campus of Montana State University-Billings with 15 musicians performing. The audition committee was impressed by the level of preparation, talent, and professionalism that each candidate exhibited.
Selected for the Billings Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 season roster are: Elizabeth Crawford, Great Falls, principal bassoon; Mark Soueidi, Billings, principal trombone; Sandy Stimson, Ft. Wayne, Ind., section oboe/English horn; and Mike Nelson, Great Falls, section horn.
In addition, Rosie Weiss, Billings, violin; Taylor Shea, Billings, viola; Maria Fulton, Billings, cello; Rebeca Strong, Billings, cello; and Rich Gonzalez, Laurel, bass; were selected for intern positions with the orchestra.
Substitute musicians chosen for the Symphony’s roster include: Dan Brockelbank, Billings, trombone; Vincent Hurtig, Hardin, tuba; and Michelle Maurer, Laurel, flute/piccolo.
Auditions for the Billings Symphony Chorale will be held in August.