Musicians

Founded in 2016, the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit community orchestra. We are sixty-plus avid musicians— professionals, skilled amateurs, and talented students aged 18 to 88. We’re of Jacksonville, but we’re from all over the First Coast! Some of us live in JAX neighborhoods such as Mandarin, Southside, Northside Downtown and Riverside. Others come from Orange Park, Doctors Inlet, Penney Farms, Ponte Vedra, Fleming Island, the Beaches, St Augustine and even Waycross, Georgia. We’re diverse—ethnically and vocationally. Among us you’ll find schoolteachers, engineers, stay-at-home parents, academics, pastors, computer technicians, graphic designers, artists, first-responders, weavers, nurses, members of the military, accountants, consultants, physicists, and physicians. 

Civic Orchestra Members Resources

2022 Members of the Civic Orchestra (Alphabetically by instrument):

Violin I
Christopher D’avilar, Concertmaster
Bill Brown
John Chen
Jenny Edwards
Jennifer John
Kathryn Noche
Olivia Wright
Violin II
Kara Hooker
Lisa Blizzard
Michelle Hayes
Stan Lovenworth
Cathy Stevens
Nadine Terk 
Cindy Zarsky
Viola
Leah Kosiek
Robert Donaldson
Warren Donaldson
CJ Wenninger
Daniel Zotti
Cello
Jennifer Barrett
Mariann Shae
Kristina Schaberg
Bass
Al Davis
Oboe
David Avery
Antoinette Harrison
Flute
Jonikka Gaines
Maggie Moczynski
Piccolo/Flute
Cynthia Powell
Clarinet
Molly Sweet
Kimberly Barnhart
Bassoon
Gabrielle Prieto
Paul Tromba
Trumpet
Ace Martin
Larry Velasquez-Abreu
Bill Watson
Trombone
Cheryl Knight
Ana Simmons
Erik Blomgren
French Horn
Mostafa Alattar
Carine Cerny
Alison McCarty
Sally Newton
Jeffrey Otey
Tuba
Judge McWhorter
Percussion
Pat Brown
Luke Freeman
Kyla Sebens
Randy Wright
Harp
Nadezhda Shpak
Piano
Scott Watson