National Orchestral Institute Faculty

NOI+F faculty are drawn from leading North American symphony orchestras and conservatories. At the Festival, they lead intensive sectionals on the orchestral repertoire and offer intimate masterclasses aimed at enhancing audition techniques and refining orchestral performance. 

NOI+F 2022 Faculty

This list is subject to change

Asterisk* Denotes Alumni 


Artists in Residence

  • Alexander Kerr, Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Indiana University  

  • Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin (Ret.), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


  • Paul Arnold, The Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Juliana Athayde, Concertmaster, Rochester Philharmonic & Eastman School of Music

  • Vijay Gupta, The Colburn School, The Longy School of Music, & Artistic Director, Street Symphony

  • Alex Kerr, Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Indiana University

  • Julian Maddox, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra*

  • Amy Oshiro-Morales, The Philadelphia Orchestra 

  • Jennifer Ross, Principal Second (Ret.), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

  • Dr. James Stern, University of Maryland School of Music

  • Melissa White, Harlem Quartet & New York University


  • Choong-Jin Chang, Principal, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Peabody Conservatory

  • Michael Casimir, Saint Louis Symphony

  • Joan DerHovsepian, Acting Principal, Houston Symphony Orchestra & Rice University

  • Katherine Murdock, Left Bank Quartet & University of Maryland

  • Matthew Young, San Francisco Symphony & San Francisco Conservatory


  • Ilya Finkelshteyn, Principal, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

  • Yumi Kendall, Assistant Principal, The Philadelphia Orchestra*

  • Maki Kubota, Houston Symphony Orchestra*

  • Inbal Segev, International Soloist


  • Joseph Conyers, Asst. Principal, The Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Nina DeCesare, Baltimore Symphony

  • Maximilian Dimoff, Principal, The Cleveland Orchestra

  • Braizahn Jones, Asst. Principal, Oregon Symphony*

  • Jeffrey Turner, Principal (Ret.), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Indiana University



  • Bart Feller, Principal, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra & Rutgers University

  • Demarre McGill, Principal, Seattle Symphony & University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

  • Marisela Sager, Asst. Principal (Ret.), The Cleveland Orchestra


  • Erik Behr, Principal, Rochester Philharmonic*

  • John Ferrillo, Principal, Boston Symphony Orchestra & New England Conservatory

  • Erin Hannigan, Principal, Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Southern Methodist University

  • Anna Mattix, Principal English Horn, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Mark Hill, Principal, National Philharmonic & University of Maryland


  • Yehuda Gilad, Colburn School and University of Southern California

  • Ricardo Morales, Principal, Philadelphia Orchestra & Temple University

  • Michael Wayne, Boston Symphony Orchestra (Ret.) & Eastman School of Music*


  • Andrew Brady, Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • Catherine Chen, Principal, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra*

  • John Clouser, Principal, The Cleveland Orchestra & Cleveland Institute of Music

  • Frank Morelli, Co- Principal, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, SUNY Stony Brook & Aaron Copland School of Music



  • Gregory Miller, University of Maryland & Empire Brass

  • Markus Osterlund, Second Horn, National Symphony Orchestra*

  • William VerMeulen, Principal, Houston Symphony Orchestra & Rice University

  • Gail Williams, Chicago Symphony (Ret.), Chicago Chamber Musicians & Northwestern University


  • Chris Gekker, Principal, National Philharmonic & University of Maryland

  • David Bilger, Principal, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute of Music

  • Michael Tiscione, Associate Principal, Atlanta Symphony*

  • Micah Wilkinson, Principal, Pittsburgh Symphony


  • Matthew Guilford, National Symphony Orchestra

  • Sasha Romero, Principal, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

  • Douglas Rosenthal, Asst. Principal, Kennedy Center Opera House/Washington National Opera*

  • Larry Zalkind, Eastman School of Music


  • Willie Clark, United States Air Force Band & University of Maryland

  • Derek Fenstermacher, Principal, New Jersey Symphony, Albany Symphony, Charlotte Symphony & Manhattan School of Music*

  • Carol Jantsch, Principal, the Philadelphia Orchestra & Yale School of Music


  • Jauvon Gilliam, Principal Timpani, National Symphony Orchestra & University of Maryland

  • Eric Shin, Principal Percussion, National Symphony Orchestra & University of Maryland

  • John Tafoya, Principal, National Symphony (Ret.) & Indiana University

  • Alana Wiesing, Principal Timpani, Tucson Symphony Orchestra*


  • Sarah Fuller, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & University of Maryland 


  • Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis, Fordham University

  • Vivian Fung, Santa Clara University

  • James Lee III, Morgan State University

  • Carlos Simon, Composer-in-Residence, Kennedy Center

  • Anna Clyne, Associate Composer, Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Mentor Composer, Orchestra of St Luke's DeGaetano Composer Institute.


  • Marin Alsop, Music Director, National Orchestral Institute + Festival; Chief Conductor, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Chief Conductor and Curator, Ravinia Festival & Music Director Laureate, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

  • James Ross, Music Director, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra Director, National Youth Orchestra – USA; Conducting Faculty, the Juilliard School; Conductor, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès in Barcelona, Spain.

List subject to change.