Violin I

Brian Reagin
The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair


Dovid Friedlander
Associate Concertmaster
The Assad Meymandi and Family Chair


Rebekah Binford
Assistant Concertmaster
The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair


Karen Strittmatter Galvin
Assistant Concertmaster


Paul Goldsberry
The Richard and Joy Cook Chair


So Yun Kim
The Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Chair


Marilyn Kouba
The Phyllis (“Pat”) Conrad Wells Chair


To Be Filled
The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge Chair


Eric McCracken
The James C. Byrd and Family Chair


Maria Meyer
The Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw Chair


Eileen Wynne
The Harvey At-Large Chair


Erin Zehngut
The J. Felix Arnold Chair


Violin II

Elizabeth Phelps*
The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair


Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky
Acting Principal
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair


David Kilbride
Acting Associate Principal


Oskar Ozolinch
Acting Assistant Principal








Samuel Gold
The Florence and Charles Jacob Cate and Alma Yondorf and Sylvan Hirschberg Chair


David Marschall
Associate Principal
The Betty Ellen Madry Chair


Christopher Fischer
Assistant Principal





Amy Mason
The J. Sidney Kirk Chair


Sandra Schwarcz
The Samuel H. and Anne Latham Johnson Viola Chair


Bonnie Thron
The Herman and Marga Roberg Chair


Elizabeth Beilman
Associate Principal
The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair


Peng Li
Assistant Principal,
Anonymously Endowed


Susan Gardner
Anonymously Endowed


John McClellan
The William Charles Rankin Chair


David Meyer
The Nell Hirschberg Chair


Lisa Howard Shaughnessy
The Sara Wilson Hodgkins Chair


Nathaniel Yaffe
The Secretary of Cultural Resources Betty Ray McCain Chair


Double Bass

Leonid Finkelshteyn
The Martha and Peyton Woodson Chair


Robert K. Anderson
Associate Principal
The Dr. and Mrs. Preston H. Gada Chair


Craig Brown
The Mark W. McClure Foundation Chair


Erik Dyke
The Harllee H. and Pauline G. Jobe Chair


Bruce Ridge
The John C. and Margaret P. Parker Chair



Anne Whaley Laney
The Mr. and Mrs. George M. Stephens Chair


Mary E. Boone
Assistant Principal
The Dr. and Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr. Chair


Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jack and Sing Boddie Chair



Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jean Dunn Williams Chair



Melanie Wilsden
The Hardison and Stoltze Chair


Alex Liedtke
Acting Associate Principal,
The Lizette T. Dunham Chair


Sandra Posch
The Clarence and Alice Aycock Poe Chair


English Horn

Alex Liedtke
Acting English Horn,
The Bruce and Margaret King Chair



To Be Filled
The Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Walker, II Chair


Samuel Almaguer
Acting Principal


Michael E. Cyzewski
Assistant Principal
The Kathryn Powell and Green Flavie Cooper Chair


John Pederson
The Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald S. Hudson Chair


Wenmin Zhang
Assistant Principal,
The Beethoven Chair


French Horn

Rebekah Daley
The Mary T. McCurdy Chair


Kimberly van Pelt
Associate Principal
The James Marion Poyner Chair


Christopher Caudill
The Roger Colson and Bobbi Lyon Hackett Chair


Rachel Niketopoulos
The Paul R. Villard and Gabriel Wolf Chair


To Be Filled
The Mary Susan Kirk Fulghum Chair



Paul Randall
The George Smedes Poyner Chair


Timothy Stewart
Associate Principal
The Henry and Martha Zaytoun and Family Chair


Don Eagle
Anonymously Endowed



John Ilika
The Thomas Warwick Steed, Jr. Family Chair


Jonathan Randazzo
Assistant Principal
The Frances Armour Bryant Chair


Bass Trombone

Terry Mizesko
Anonymously Endowed



To Be Filled
The Governor and Mrs. James G. Martin, Jr. Chair



Anita Burroughs-Price
The Ron and Janie Kupferman Chair




Colin Hartnett
The Patricia R., Steven T. and George F. Hackney III Chair



Richard Motylinski
The Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr. Chair


Matthew Decker*
Assistant Principal
The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair


Rajesh Prasad
Acting Assistant Principal



To Be Filled
The Albert and Susan Jenkins and Family Organ Chair

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director

The Maxine and Benjamin Swalin Chair

Grant Llewellyn is renowned for his exceptional charisma, energy, and easy authority in music of all styles and periods. A native of Tenby, South Wales, Mr. Llewellyn won a conducting fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts in 1985, where he worked with conducting legends Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, and André Previn. As Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the early 1990s, he conducted at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and on classical series and Boston Pops concerts.

Llewellyn has conducted many orchestras in North America, most notably the symphonies of Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Toronto. As Music Director of the Handel and Haydn Society, America’s leading period orchestra, he gained a reputation as a formidable interpreter of music of the Baroque and Classical periods.

Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne since 2015, Llewellyn has held positions with numerous other European orchestras—including Principal Conductor of the Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Guest Conductor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Recent guest engagements include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, amongst others. Last season, he toured Patagonia and South America with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. An accomplished opera conductor, Llewellyn has appeared at the English National Opera, Opera North, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Llewellyn has led NCS in four critically acclaimed recordings. An upcoming recording project with NCS will feature cellist Zuill Bailey and violinist Phillipe Quint performing the Brahms Double Concerto.

Deeply committed and passionate about engaging young people with music, Llewellyn regularly leads education activities with NCS and around the world.


David Glover, Associate Conductor

The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair

David Glover joined the North Carolina Symphony as Associate Conductor in the 2014/15 season.  Glover came to the North Carolina Symphony from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he served for two years as the Assistant Conductor, leading its Discovery, Family, and Side-by-Side Concerts.  His duties with the North Carolina Symphony include conducting education and evening concerts throughout the state, as well as performances on the Pops Series and Young People’s Concerts. He regularly prepares audiences for what to listen for at pre-concert talks.

He has led numerous orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera in Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera-Cluj.  As a participant in numerous competitions, he placed in the semi-finals of the Bartók Opera Competition and was the youngest person to pass the preliminary round of the Cadequés Competition in 2008. In addition, Glover has held positions as the Ansbacher Fellow to the Salzburg Festival and conductor of the Indiana University All-Campus Orchestra.

He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, as well as a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University, where he was named an Adjunct Lecturer in 2007. Glover founded and served as Artistic Director of L’Orchestra da Camera in Boston, which he led for its first two seasons.

North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc.

The Society Board is the governing, policy and operating board of the Symphony Society. It secures financial resources, approves program goals, engages in strategic planning and oversees budgets, continuing the Society’s mission to achieve the highest level of artistic quality and performance standards, and embracing the dual legacies of statewide service and music education.


Mr. Don Davis, Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Jeffrey A. Corbett, Past Chair
Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum, Vice Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Joe Bastian, Treasurer, Chapel Hill
Dr. Ted R. Kunstling, Assistant Treasurer, Raleigh
Dr. Sally C. Johnson, Secretary, Raleigh
Ms. Sandi M. A. Macdonald, President & CEO, Raleigh

Ms. Deborah M. Aiken, Raleigh
Dr. Tim Altman**, Laurinburg
Ms. Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh
Dr. Trude R. Bate, Cary
Mrs. Janie W. Bird, Raleigh
Mr. Jud Bowman, Chapel Hill
Ms. Patty Briguglio, Cary
Mr. Martin H. Brinkley, Raleigh
Mr. Steve Burriss, Raleigh
Mr. Philip P. Cave, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Clancy, Raleigh
The Honorable Roy Cooper*, Raleigh
Mr. David R. Crabtree, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Robert C. Doherty, Raleigh
Mr. Keith Donahue**, Raleigh
Dr. Marijanet Doonan*, Pinehurst
Mrs. Ruth Dzau, Durham
Mr. Evan Fultz, Raleigh
Mrs. Margaret Poyner Galbraith, Raleigh
Mr. Rick Gardner, Raleigh
Mr. Robert Graham, Chapel Hill
Mr. Donald A. Haile, Raleigh
Mr. David Haines, Cary
Secretary, Susi H. Hamilton*, Wilmington
Mr. Jim Hansen, Raleigh
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes, Fayetteville
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
Mr. Richard E. Hinson, Chapel Hill
Mr. Douglas C. Hornberger, Raleigh
Mr. Kevin Howell**, Raleigh
The Honorable Mark Johnson*, Raleigh
Mr. L. Dwain Joyce*, Fayetteville
Mrs. Cecelia Eckert Kennedy, Morrisville
Dr. Robert Lacin, Raleigh
Mr. Branford Marsalis, Durham
Mr. James Morgan**, Raleigh
Mr. Graham Mosely, Wilmington
Mr. Sharat Nagaraj, Raleigh
Mr. Thomas L. Norris, Jr., Raleigh
Mrs. Florence Peacock, Chapel Hill
Dr. Emily Mann Peck, Raleigh
Mrs. Ashley Matlock Perkinson, Raleigh
Dr. Ramachandra P. Reddy, Cary
Mr. Thomas H. Roberg*, Raleigh
Mr. Richard H. (Dick) Robinson, Jr., Chapel Hill
Mr. Jeffrey B. Sheehan, Raleigh
Mr. Jason Smith, Raleigh
Mrs. Tracey Fodor Smith, Farmville
Mrs. Linda J. Staunch*, New Bern
Mr. Terry L. Stevens, Raleigh
Ms. Sandra Sully, Cary
Mrs. Jennie Harris Wallace, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Yull, Raleigh

*Ex Officio Member
**Governor’s Appointee


Lifetime Trustees

The Society and Foundation Boards gratefully recognize the individuals listed below as Lifetime Trustees for extraordinary involvement and leadership of the Symphony over a significant period of time.

Dr. Assad Meymandi – 2015 Inductee
Mr. Edward O. Woolner – 2016 Inductee


North Carolina Symphony Foundation

The Foundation Board holds the permanent endowment of the Symphony, solicits additions to the endowment, safeguards and invests assets, and prudently expends funds for the exclusive use and benefit of the Symphony Society.


Mr. Thomas H. Roberg, President, Raleigh
Mr. Edward M. Coman, Past President, Raleigh
Mr. Larry Wilson, Vice President, Raleigh
Col. Matt Segal, Treasurer, Cary
Mrs. Carroll Clancy, Secretary, Raleigh

Mr. Chip Anderson, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Don Davis*, Raleigh
Dr. Robert N. Eby, Chapel Hill
Dr. Warner Hall, Raleigh
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
Mr. D.S. (Steve) Hodges, Morrisville
Dr. Mark E. Leithe, Raleigh
Mrs. Louise A. Miller, Cary
Mr. Gray Reed, Raleigh
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh
Mr. Josiah Stevenson IV, Pinehurst

*Ex Officio Member

President’s Office

Sandi M.A. Macdonald – President & CEO
Email: smacdonald@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Sue Guenther – Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Email: sguenther@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5455


Artistic Operations

Martin Sher – Vice President & General Manager
Email: msher@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5460

Sarah Baron – Director of Education
Email: sbaron@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5461

John Clapp – Orchestra Personnel Manager
Email: jclapp@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.546

Joshua Fisher – Assistant Stage Manager

Jessica Kunttu – Assistant Librarian
Email: jkunttu@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5469

Janice McLaughlin – Senior Assistant Librarian
Phone: 919.789.5470

Amanda Meliosky – Artistic Planning Manager
Email: ameliosky@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5521

Deborah Nelson – Principal Orchestra Librarian (The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair)
Email: dnelson@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5468

Bo Osborne – Stage Manager

Patrick Parker – Stage Crew

Donald Tippett – Director of Operations
Email: dtippett@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5464


Finance & Administration

Robert Schiller – Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO
Email: rschiller@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5490

Myranda Broyles-Lewis – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Email: mbroyleslewis@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5493

Tiffany Debnam – Information Processing & Fulfillment Manager
Email: tdebnam@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5496

Glenda Hughes – Controller
Email: ghughes@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5494

Andrea Newby – Director of Patron Loyalty
Email: ANewby@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5506

Stan Williams – Public Affairs Contractor
Email: swilliams@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5456


Marketing & Audience Development

Linda Charlton – Vice President for Marketing & Audience Development
Email: lcharlton@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5474

Jennifer Blackman – Graphic Designer
Email: jblackman@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5481

Gavin Brown – Box Office Manager
Email: gbrown@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5502

Savannah Core – Box Office Associate
Email: score@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Sara Dobson – Statewide Coordinator
Email: sdobson@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5463

Maria H. Ewing – Director of Advertising & Promotions
Email: mewing@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5480

Alexandra Finazzo – Box Office Associate
Email: afinazzo@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Richard Hess – Communications Project Manager
Email: rhess@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5478

Meredith Kimball Laing – Director of Communications
Email: mlaing@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5484

Kimberly Little – Group Sales & Promotions Coordinator
Email: klittle@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5505

Susan Lynch – Box Office Associate
Email: slynch@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5503

Jonathan Naylor – Box Office Associate
Email: jnaylor@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Jim Vestal – Box Office Associate
Email: jvestal@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Emma Wall – Assistant Vice President of Marketing
Email: ewall@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5507



Lisa Ransom – Vice President of Philanthropy
Email: eransom@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5487

Pam Bash – Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving
Email: pbash@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5482

Christin Danchi – Philanthropy Assistant
Email: cdanchi@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5479

Karen Smith Fernandez – Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Email: kfernandez@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5497

Rebecca Gunn – Director of Annual Giving
Email: rgunn@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5489

Amanda Vollrath – Corporate & Foundation Giving Coordinator
Email: avollrath@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5483

Anne Wolverton – Events Manager
Email: awolverton@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5475



Section Cello

Preliminary Auditions: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Sunday, October 22, 2017

The audition will take place at the North Carolina Symphony’s home, Meymandi Concert Hall, in downtown Raleigh. A winner may or may not be chosen at these auditions, and qualified candidates may be invited to return to play in the orchestra before a final decision is reached. Musicians taking this audition should only do so with the intention of accepting the position if it is offered.

Section Cello Repertoire List

To Apply

Email a one-page resume as a Word or PDF attachment to jclapp@ncsymphony.org, or mail to:

John Clapp, North Carolina Symphony
3700 Glenwood Avenue #130
Raleigh, NC 27612

Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition.

Resumes must be received by July 31, 2017. Invitations to audition will be emailed by August 14, 2017.

About the Position

The 2017/18 season is 39.5 weeks with a minimum Section Cello salary of $1,403.83/week ($55,451/annual).

An optional 18-service summer season is available and paid at the position per-service rate.

Benefits include 9% retirement contribution plus medical, life and instrument insurance.

Employment to commence based on winner’s availability on or after January 1, 2018.

Please note that the North Carolina Symphony only hires individuals eligible for immediate employment by more than one employer in the United States and, generally, does not provide sponsorship for employment. The winning candidate will be required to provide proof of his/her legal eligibility to work in the United States. 

About the Orchestra

The North Carolina Symphony currently has a 39.5-week regular season plus an optional 18-service summer season which runs from mid-June through early July.

The North Carolina Symphony is the State orchestra of North Carolina and has a legacy of statewide service and music education. Called by some the hardest-working orchestra in America, with the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony last year traveled 18,000 miles, taking Classical and Educational concerts almost every week to more than a quarter-million North Carolinians. The orchestra played 91 Classical concerts, 43 Pops concerts, and 38 Education concerts. Led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony continues to pursue its commitment to visionary performances, educating children, and serving the state.


Administrative Positions


Operations Assistant

The Operations Assistant supports the Artistic Operations Department in delivering outstanding service to key areas of NCS production. The scope of responsibility for this position includes coordination of musician and guest artist logistics, coordination of auditions, communication with musicians, vendors, guest artist management and administrative staff, plus administrative support for the department. Though this position reports to the Artistic Planning Manager, there is also significant support (approximately 40%) provided to the Orchestra Personnel Manager.

Major Responsibilities


  • Serve as audition coordinator
  • Distribute orchestra weekly and monthly schedules
  • Handle musician and guest artist comp tickets
  • Arrange musician hotel accommodations including rooming lists, and on-site management as assigned
  • Communicate travel schedule to bus service vendor
  • Assist in the arrangement of guest artist logistics and hospitality
  • Assist in creation of guest artist itineraries
  • Assist in coordinating and communicating with cover conductors, pre-concert lecturers and interviewers
  • Maintain musicians’ portion of North Carolina Symphony website
  • Serve as Acting Personnel Manager as assigned, including to runout venues and on tours
  • Serve in rotation of Artistic Operations staff duty at rehearsal and concert activities as assigned


  • Artist hospitality
  • Assist at education programs and other NCS events as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


  • An undergraduate degree is required.
  • Acute attention to detail and experience working in a professional office setting, including administrative and clerical support with advanced computer skills including knowledge of Office Suite is required.
  • Ability to work outside of the regular business hours including travel is required.
  • Key attributes include reliability, flexibility, trustworthiness, and good judgment. Superior communication skills are required as well as the ability to prioritize multiple priorities under pressure while working with diverse personalities. Ability to work independently.
  • Experience as a performing musician in a professional setting is desirable as well as an appreciation for, understanding of, and sensitivity to the needs of professional musicians and conductors.
  • Broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire, the music industry and professional orchestra operations.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. The North Carolina Symphony offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to opsassistant@ncsymphony.org. No phone calls please. Anticipated start date at the earliest convenience of the candidate.