Faculty Bios

Trumpets

Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan

Member of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 2008-2013 and 2018 to present. B.M., University of Michigan. Primary teacher Armando Ghitalla.

Steven Pride
Steven Pride*

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1980. B.M., University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Primary Teachers include Eugene Blee and Arnold Jacobs.

Christopher Kiradjieff
Christopher Kiradjieff

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1996.  B.M., University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Primary Teachers include Phillip Collins and Micheal Sachs.

Doug Lindsay
Douglas Lindsay*

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1991. B.M., Baldwin Wallace University. Primary  Teachers include James Darling, William Vacchiano, Phillip Collins and Mary Squires.

French Horns

Elizabeth Freimuth
Elizabeth Freimuth

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2006. B.M., Eastman, M.M., Rice University. Primary teachers include Verne Reynolds, W.Peter Kurau and William VerMeulen.

Molly Norcross
Molly Norcross

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2019. B.M. and M.M., Juilliard. Primary teachers include William Purvis, Jennifer Montone and Richard Sebring.

Lisa Conway
Lisa Conway

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2008. B.A., Yale and M.M., Juilliard. Principal Teacher, William Purvis.

Duane Dugger
Duane Dugger

Member of the CSO since 1991.

Charles Bell
Charles Bell

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1982. B.M. and M.M., University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Principal Teacher, Michael Hatfield.

Thomas Sherwood
Thomas Sherwood*

1988-2019 Associate Principal Horn, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (retired) B.A., Oberlin College. Primary teachers include Hermann Baumann, Arnold Jacobs, Roland Pandolfi and Robert Fries.

Trombones

Cristian Ganicenco
Cristian Ganicenco

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1999. B.A., National University of Music (Bucharest, Romania), M.A., Carnegie Mellon. Principal teachers include Byron McCulloh, Rebecca Cherian and Joseph Alessi.

Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2015.  A.D., Juilliard. M.M., DePaul University and  B.M. University of Texas at Arlington. His primary teachers include Joseph Alessi, Mark Fisher, Jay Friedman, Charles Vernon, Darren McHenry, Dennis Bubert and Andrew Russell.

Peter Norton
Peter Norton

Member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1985. B.M., University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Primary teacher Tony Chipurn.

Tuba

Christopher Olka
Christopher Olka*

B.M., from the University of Central Florida, and a M.M., from the Juilliard School. Member of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2016. Primary teachers include Warren Deck, Abe Torchinsky and Joseph Alessi.



Conductors

Wilbur Lin
Wilbur Lin

Assistant Conductor, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor Cincinnati Youth Orchestra since 2019. B.A., National Taiwan Normal University of Music, M.M., Royal Northern College of Music, D.M., Indiana University.

Jaime Morales-Matos
Jaime Morales
Faculty at Miami University since 1997. B.A., A.D. and Performers Certificate, Indiana University. M.M., University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. 
Gary Speck
Gary Speck

Faculty at Miami University since 1991. B.M. and B.M.E., Baylor University, M.M., University of Michigan.

* Denotes Miami University Faculty who are also members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra