Bassoonist Clark Wilson earned his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He has served as Principal Bassoon of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Flagstaff Symphony, Symphony of the West Valley, the Colorado Opera Festival, and the Cuchara Festival and performed extensively with a variety of professional groups in the U.S and Mexico. Currently an adjunct faculty member at Pikes Peak Community College, Mr. Wilson is also a professional piano technician who tunes, repairs, regulates, voices, and rebuilds pianos (www.ClarkPiano.com). He enjoys woodworking, cooking and spending time with his wife, Sally Ann.
Violinist Elisa Wicks relocated to Colorado Springs from the Pittsburgh area, where she served as concertmaster for the Butler County Symphony. She is currently Principal Second Violin with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and a frequent substitute in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic violin section. Performing extensively on baroque violin, she and her husband, Eric, are founding member of the early music ensemble, Parish House Baroque. Her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees are from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She enjoys cooking, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband, three sons, and new puppy.
Barbara Riley-Cunningham, pianist, earned Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in German from Michigan State University and was the first woman to be commissioned under MSU’s Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps program. During her 28-year
U. S. Air Force career, she was stationed in Korea, Germany, and Lithuania and served with 7th Air Division during Desert Storm. She was the Executive Director of Teller Senior Coalition for eight years and was a strategic planning consultant for local nonprofits, government agencies, and small businesses for five years. Barb is active with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11411 (Florissant-Lake George, Colorado), which focuses on community service. A classically trained pianist, Barb returned to the keyboard in 2009 to play chamber music with friends.
Guy Dutra-Silveira retired after 32 years as the Principal Oboe of the Colorado Springs Symphony-Philharmonic. A Denver native, he has been heard throughout the State in many settings, including the Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, Colorado College, Opera Theater of the Rockies, Opera Colorado, and the Boulder Philharmonic. He is a graduate of Boston University. With his retirement as the Director of Pikes Peak Area on Aging, Guy now has more time for playing tennis, skiing the bumps, fly fishing – and more oboe!
Sally Ann Wilson is currently on the faculty of Pikes Peak Community College, where she teaches music history, appreciation, and theory, as well as serving as the director of the brass ensemble. She earned her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in New York and was Principal Horn of the South Dakota Symphony and Associate Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. After touring both nationally and internationally with various chamber ensembles, Ms. Wilson was a free-lance musician for many years in the Denver area. A musician and an artist, she works primarily in watercolor and oils and has won several regional and national awards for her paintings.
Dina Hollingsworth,flute, earned her degree in flute performance from the University of New Mexico and was among only four others selected to attend the Trevor Wye Flute Studio in England for her graduate studies. Dina taught privately and performed in a wide variety of musical groups in Houston before moving to Colorado Springs in 2000, where she still teaches flute, sax, clarinet, and piano. She also served as adjunct professor of flute at CSU-Pueblo from 2005-2010. She is currently working with the sax and flute sections from several schools in two Colorado Springs school districts. Dina plays with the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony and occasionally with the First United Methodist Orchestra
Eric Wicks serves as organist at First Lutheran Church in downtown Colorado Springs. He received his Master’s degree in organ performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Todd Wilson. He also studied harpsichord with Janina Ceaser, piano with Olga Radosavljevich, eurhythmics with David Brown, and early music performance with Ross Duffin. While in Cleveland, Eric (along with his wife Elisa) performed at the Cleveland Museum of Art, As an organist, Eric previously served churches in Washington, Ohio and, from 2004 to 2012, at First United Methodist in Butler, Pennsylvania. He is co-founder of the early music ensemble Parish House Baroque and is the group’s harpsichordist.
Mary Anne Lemoine is a Colorado native. She studied viola at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. Her favorite teachers, however, were Bruno Giuranna in Italy, and Vladimir Skerlak in Switzerland. Mary Anne met her husband Vincent while working in an orchestra in Brazil. They returned to Colorado and have played in the Colorado Springs Symphony/Philharmonic since 1981. Mary Anne also enjoys free-lancing in the Front Range area, and working as a substitute for the Pikes Peak Library District. In her spare (?) time she likes to garden and play with paints.
Praised for playing with "poetic grace" (Colorado Springs Gazette), cellist Pamela Chaddon is an active chamber musician throughout the Front Range and currently serves as Associate Principal Cellist for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. With violinist Jeri Jorgensen, she is a founding member of Trio Paradies. She received her musical training at Peabody Conservatory and Towson University and currently studies with internationally acclaimed baroque cellist Ann Marie Morgan. Pam was recently featured in the Manitou Chamber Music Festival and frequently performs with the early music ensemble, Parish House Baroque.