Sheila McLay

violin

Sheila began playing melodies by ear on the organ at age three, and took up violin, piano, and clarinet when she was nine. At 12 she was studying with UNM professor Morton Schoenfeld on piano, and at 14 with UNM professor Leonard Felberg on violin. She began playing violin professionally at age 18 with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Sheila is currently a violinist with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, and Opera Southwest.  She has also played with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Musical Theatre Southwest, Flagstaff Symphony,  Flagstaff Festival of the Arts,  and the Phoenix, Roswell, San Juan and Las Cruces Symphonies. She also co-owns and manages a mobile home park as well as a trucking business started by her husband Gene.  She spent almost a year on the mission field in Brazil and Mozambique and hopes to have that opportunity again soon.

Sheila McLay

Meet the Musicians

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

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

BASS
Jean-Luc Matton •+
Zachary Bush
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Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Sam Brown

Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Jiyoun Hur ••

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Lauren Keating ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin •+
Ivan Valbuena ++

Lori Lovato •••
Timothy Skinner

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Timothy Skinner +
Cory Tamez ++

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts •••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

Principal •
Assistant Principal ••
Associate Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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