Musicians

Founded in 2016, the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit community orchestra. We are sixty 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. 

2019 – 2020 Members of the Civic Orchestra:

First Violin

Edward Latimer, Concertmaster
Melissa Bateh
Mary O’Donnell
John Chen
Allison Edwards
Rebecca Simpson
Jennifer John
Tiffany Ryce

Second Violin

Jenny Edwards
Ariel Lockley
Patricia Cater
Angie Bussone
Michelle Hayes
Nadine Terk
Lisa Blizzard
Cindy Zarsky
Olivia Wright

Viola

Leah Kosiek
Warren Donaldson
CJ Wenninger
Anne Nasrallah
Fred Del Pozo

Cello

Aldyn Broach
Paula Davis
Susan Goodwin
Meredith Hawthorne
Laura Cribb

Bass

John Helpingstine
Al Davis
Paul Mihalik
Gabriela Vidal

Flute

Julie Badger
Antoinette Harrison
Margaret Moczynski
Jonikka Gaines

Piccolo

Cynthia Powell

Oboe

Barrie Mosher
David Avery

Clarinet

Davis Visman
Molly Sweet
William Roberts
Anthony Green

Bassoon

Lucinda Mosher
Paul Tromba

Horn

Carolyn Coppedge
Hayley Stayman
Jeff Otey
Alison McCarty

Trumpet

Donald Reynolds
Kevin Fulford
Dennis Negrin

Trombone

George Todd
Ana Simmons

Tuba

Judge McWhorter

Piano

Scott Watkins

Percussion

Amy Dagenais
Randy Wright
Pat Brown

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