Monthly Archives: September 2016

Luperi Wins Job in Pittsburgh

Victoria Luperi, NRO 1998, was appointed associate principal clarinet with the Pittsburgh Symphony in June 2016. She previously served as principal clarinet with the Fort Worth and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, and has performed with the Grand Teton, Tanglewood, Verbier, and [...]

2016-09-26T12:13:54-06:00Monday, September 26th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

From Intern to Executive Director

Achia Floyd, NRO 2016 Artistic & Education Intern, landed a job interview immediately after returning home from Breckenridge this summer.  Only a few weeks later she was hired as the new Executive Director of Tallahassee Youth Orchestras!  Overjoyed to join [...]

2016-09-20T11:49:05-06:00Tuesday, September 20th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Meet the newest NRO board member

Michael Massey fell in love with the University of Denver in 1964.  It wasn’t only because they gave him money to go to school there (although that was a big part of it), but also Denver was about 500 miles [...]

2016-09-19T16:06:24-06:00Monday, September 19th, 2016|News|

Maestro Topilow Performs With Alumni

Members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and NRO Alumni performed together with maestro Carl Topilow recently. From left to right: Casey Gsell, Tea Prokes, Thaddeus Archer, Jocelyn Longworthy, Kim Bryden Loch, Laura Longman, Carl Topilow, Nancy Lendrim, Michelle Tosser Smith.  [...]

2016-09-19T09:48:01-06:00Monday, September 19th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight, News|

Principal Percussion at LA Phil

Matthew Howard, NRO 2013, recently won the position of Principal Percussion at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  The NRO was Matthew’s first summer music festival and he shares this about his experience, “I would have to say that, NRO has to [...]

2016-09-16T12:09:55-06:00Friday, September 16th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Alumna Joins Detroit Symphony Orchestra

NRO Alumna (2012) and Flutist Amanda Blaikie was recently appointed 2nd Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  "Attending NRO was one of the best musical experiences of my life, giving me the confidence to pursue my dreams and obtain an [...]

2016-09-16T11:41:37-06:00Friday, September 16th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Alumna Violist in San Antonio Symphony

Amy Pikler received her BM degree with highest honors from the University of Michigan where she studied with Professor Yizhak Schotten. Recently, Amy was appointed as section violist in the San Antonio Symphony. Previously, she served as violist in the [...]

2016-09-12T15:29:54-06:00Monday, September 12th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Mike Kemp Principal Timpanist in Winnipeg

Michael Kemp, NRO Timpani 2014, has been the Principal Timpanist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada since 2015, and previously held the position of Principal Timpanist with the Erie Philharmonic in Erie, PA. In demand as a Guest Principal [...]

2016-09-12T14:39:00-06:00Monday, September 12th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

Alumnus Perseveres and Wins Job

On June 9th, after taking thirty plus orchestral auditions for the past eleven years Maurice Belle won the section bass position with the Greenville Symphony in South Carolina.  Mr. Belle attended the NRO in 2007 as section bass and in [...]

2016-09-12T14:06:16-06:00Monday, September 12th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|

2016 Philanthropy Awards

Because volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization, the National Repertory Orchestra feels it is important to recognize their efforts.  We have many dedicated volunteers who have given sacrificially of their time and resources, playing an integral role in [...]

2016-09-06T17:13:55-06:00Tuesday, September 6th, 2016|News|