Maestro Furumoto

Maestro Kimo FurumotoMaestro Kimo Furumoto has recently joined the faculty of California State University - Fullerton. Prior to joining the faculty at the Fullerton campus, Furumoto served as Orchestra Director and Music Director for the Opera Theatre at the Ohio University School of Music.

He has served as the Assistant Conductor of the Lyric Mountain Festival for the Performing Arts and as Assistant Conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic. His guest conductor appearances include the Chapman Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester of Mannheim, Germany.

Maestro Furumoto has also served as Music Director of the Concert Orchestra at the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music. During his tenure, he conducted a concert at the critically acclaimed Mass-in-Concert series held at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Mozart Bicentennial. After completing a one-year intern position as Conducting Assistant with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1988, he was invited to return as guest assistant conductor.

In addition, he has served as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra with Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart. Kimo Furumoto holds conducting degrees from Chapman University and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He has studied under Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Gerhard Samuel and John Koshak.




MEET THE MUSICIANS 

VIOLIN

Elizabeth Reed Smith, Concertmaster  
Kristen Alves, Principal Second  
Connie Bookman  
Jenny Cluggish  
Erin Lawson  
Nick Naegele
Mishelle Pembleton  
Steffany Shock
Belita Stout
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant

VIOLA

Greg Noland, Principal
Paul Englebrecht
Vacant
Vacant

CELLO

Vacant, Principal
Michaela Hibbard
Daniel Pereira
Vacant

BASS

Dan Harris, Principal
Jackson Meisburg
Vacant

HARP

Vacant, Principal

FLUTE

Wendell Dobbs, Principal
Mary Ann Nelson

OBOE

Lora Lynn Snow, Principal
Jenny Morris *

CLARINET

Vacant, Principal
Sandy Lemke *


BASSOON

David Bryant, Principal
Ed Bingham  

HORN

John Jones, Principal
Jonathan Bradley
Steven Lawson
Colin Dorman

TRUMPET

Keith Carper, Principal
Todd Wilson
Erika Howard

TROMBONE

Michael Stroeher, Principal
Joe Patton
Jeremy Smith

TUBA

Buddy Madden, Principal

TIMPANI

Ben Miller, Principal

PERCUSSION

Kenny Bond, Principal
Steve Hall

KEYBOARD

Vacant, Principal

*Leave of Absence