The Queen City Opera Orchestra is an indispensable part of the company. Composed primarily of talented emerging instrumentalists, the orchestra consistently wins praise for its sonorous tone, precision, ensemble, and sensitivity. Below is a list of the musicians past and present who have played in this orchestra, arranged alphabetically within each instrument.

Flute
Julie Baker
Amelia Dicks
Annie Gordon
Jennifer Gosack
Nave Graham
Chia-Jui He
Carol Joe
Cleo Leung
Megumi Nomura
Erin Torres

Oboe
Bonnie Farr
Chelsea Cox
Katie Garringer
Jeff Kish
Axl Pons
Hannah Shoopman
Austin Smith
Jessica Smithorn
Jonathan Snyder

Clarinet
Stephanie Akau
Mikey Arbulu
Adam Butalewicz
Matt Dykeman
Seika Fukumoto
Erin Fung
Jeff O’Flynn
Laura Sabo
Zack Stump
Kristen Welke
Emerson Wynn

Bassoon
Albert Carter
Randal Dennler
Marty Garcia
Jessica Findley-Yang
Coltan Foster
Kylie Lefevre
Eric Louie
Joe Merchant
Shelby Jones
Daniel Shifren

Horn
Brad Granville
Rachel Hockenberry
Melvin Jackson
Tim Martin
Matt McLaughlin
Eric Morin
Frances Pinkham
Brooke Ten Napel
Mica Redden
Emily Toth
Kenji Ulmer

Trumpet
Daniel Arute
Kevin Calavan
Tim Dailey
Joe Van Fleet
Armida Rivera
Amy Schaaf
Audrey Schmid
Nairam Simões
Eric Seligman
Dave Zeng

Trombone
Michael Charbel
Alex Kruzel
José Mangual
Sean McGhee
Kelly Mills
Josh Omaits
David Parrilla
Glenn Proffit
Michael Ritchie
David Roode
Louis Setzer

Tuba
P. Blake Cooper
Matt Gray
Brian Kemble
Preston Light

Percussion
David Abraham
Joel Garza
Kyle Lamb
William Mullen
Ty Niemeyer
Rebecca Villarreal

Harp
Frances Cobb
Taylor Fleshman
Joseph Rebman

Violin
Jack Bogard
Tonya Buettner
Pin-Hsuan Chen
Yi-An Chen
Satish Casie Chetty
Luke Coan
Zhe Deng
Matt Dickey
Xiao Feng
Liam Gibb
David Goist
Jordana Greenberg
Gyusun Han
Kejia He
Yu-Kun Hsiang
Jeany Hsieh
Evan Hurley
Yan Izquierdo
Scott Jackson
Hyeji Jeong
Chang Ji
Yein Jin
Eva Keyser
Haeun Kim
Bitna Kim
Eddy Kwon
JaeEun Lee
Karen Lee
Sang Young Lee
Lu Li
Shannon Lock
Smiliana Lozanova
Scott Moore
Youjin Na
Nick Naegele
Holly Nelson
Michael Nelson
Ayumi Ohishi
Aurelian Oprea
Jieun Park
Walter Park
Marion Peraza de Webb
Rachel Peters
Chris Robinson
Alexis Shambley
Weiyi Shao
Kanako Shimasaki
Caitlin Stokes
Adam Syed
Beth Uhimchuk
Alistair Watson
Paul Yoshida
Yen-Ju Young

Viola
Teri Abler
Julius Adams
Emilio Carlo
Jaehyuk Choi
Amy Cluggish
Cristian Díaz
Laurie Dixon
Maya Fields
Peter Gorak
Joyce Chan Grabell
Martin Hintz
Yu-Ting Huang
Tzu-Hui Hung
Siyu Michael Jiang
Matt Kirkendall
Jonathan Moore
Damian Nelson
Kevin Nordstrom
Miks Silis
Natasha Simmons
I-Chen Su
Christian Sugarev
Chihiro Tanaka
Carroll Wallace
Claire Dan Wang
Christine Woodbury

Cello
Shu-Li Cheah
Ryan Donohue
Laura Jekel
Diana Flores
Michaela Hibbard
Do Yeon Kim
Mark Kosmala
Christian Schrock

Bass
Bryan Andrews
Kyle Elkins
Josh Fink
Ben Grabell
James Lambert
Maurice Todd
Ian Saunders

Harpsichord
Levi Hammer
Jesse Leong
Isaac Selya