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Valerie Potter flute

Valerie Potter is currently the principal flutist with the New Mexico Philharmonic.  She previously performed as principal flutist of the New Mexico Symphony and has held the piccolo position with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 1994. A student of James Pellerite, she received her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University with a performerís certificate. Ms. Potter also received a Master’s of Music from Yale University where she studied with Tom Nyfenger. She has performed with many orchestras across the country including the Cincinnati Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony and the Houston Symphony.

She has been featured as a soloist with the New Mexico Symphony, performing the CPE Bach Concerto in d minor and the Concerto for Flute and Harp by Mozart and was a soloist in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number Four. She has been a member of the faculty of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is currently serving as Associate Professor of Flute at the University of New Mexico.

Ms. Potter has been featured as a performer at several National Flute Association conventions. She has also been an invited artist and clinician at several flute fairs and is in demand as a chamber musician. In 2007, she serves as the local coordinator for the NFA Convention. Ms. Potter’s discography includes a recording of twentieth century wind quintet repertoire with the New Mexico Winds.

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FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

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Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
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