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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

charles bruffy headshot

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