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Musicians

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra is made up of professional musicians who form a fast-paced, energetic and inspiring ensemble. The Wichita Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional part-time orchestra, so many of our musicians are also employed in other jobs within the community.

Artistic Leadership

  • Daniel Hege
    Music Director and Conductor Jean and Willard Garvey Endowed Chair
  • Dr. Michael Hanawalt
    Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus Director and Conductor
  • Dr. Mark Laycock
    Youth Symphony Conductor
    Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras Director
    Fred and Mary Koch Foundation Endowed Chair
  • Dr. Wesley DeSpain
    Repertory Orchestra Conductor Delmar and Mary Klocke Endowed Chair
  • Eric Crawford
    Youth Chamber Players Conductor

Meet our Artistic Leaders

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

Saxophone

French Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Tuba

Phillip C. Black 
Principal

Timpani - Percussion

Harp

Keyboard

Production Staff

Musicians in the First Violin, Second Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass sections rotate seating for each concert and are listed alphabetically (except for the first two and a half stands of first violins and the first stands in other sections).

* Musicians on leave

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