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Musicians

Your world-class Symphony includes musicians from all over the globe who call Kansas City home.

Music Director

Michael Stern

Michael Stern

David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

Jason Seber

Jason Seber

Chorus Director

Charles Bruffy

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Flute
Michael Gordon
Principal Flute, Marylou and John Dodds Turner Chair
Shannon Finney
Associate Principal Flute
Kayla Burggraf
Utility Flute and Piccolo
Oboe
Kristina Fulton
Principal, Shirley Bush Helzberg Chair
Alison Chung
Associate Principal Oboe
Tim Daniels
Utility Oboe and English Horn
Clarinet
Raymond Santos
Principal Clarinet, Bill and Peggy Lyons Chair
Silvio Guitian
Associate Principal and E-flat Clarinet
John Klinghammer
Utility Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Ann Bilderback
Principal Bassoon, Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Chair
Thomas DeWitt
Associate Principal Bassoon and Contrabassoon
Horn
Alberto Suarez
Principal Horn, Landon and Sarah Rowland Chair
David Sullivan
Associate Principal
Stephen Multer
Associate Principal Emeritus
Trumpet
Julian Kaplan
Principal Trumpet, James B. and Annabel Nutter Chair
Steven Franklin
Associate Principal Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Joe LeFevre
Principal Tuba, Frank Byrne Chair
Percussion
David Yoon
Acting Principal Percussion
Daniel Morris
Acting Associate Principal Percussion
Timpani
Timothy Jepson
Principal Timpani