Timothy Tan

Timothy Tan has been a member of the Muncie Symphony for the past four seasons. He also holds the title of Assistant Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and also performs with the Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Raised in Winston-Salem, NC, Timothy studied at the NC School of the Arts, Boston University, and Carnegie Mellon University with professors including Vartan Manoogian, Stephen Shipps, Peter Zazofsky, Roman Totenberg and Andrés Cárdenes. Summer studies and festivals include the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute, IU String Academy, Eastern Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Kent Blossom Music Festival as well as participation in two European tours with NC School of the Arts, Disney’s All American College Orchestra, and the World Youth Orchestra in Malaysia. Prior to the move to Indiana, he was a member of the West Virginia Symphony and Sarasota Opera, also having performed with Charlotte, Richmond, Nashville, Youngstown, Maryland, Fairfax Symphonies and Erie and Boston Philharmonic. He currently spends his summers with his wife, Colleen, as members of the Lake String Quartet performing at the Lake Hotel in Yellowstone National Park.

James Thompson

An energetic and passionate flutist and teacher, Dr. James Thompson has performed on three continents in diverse venues ranging from LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall to medieval Italian churches to the Great Wall of China. James has been named a winner of the National Flute Association’s Graduate Research and Masterclass competitions, and has appeared as a concerto soloist with the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Southern Illinois Symphony, the Ball State University Symphony Orchestra, and the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, James performs in a duo with his father and first flute teacher, Paul. The duo has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association convention and the College Music Society National Conference. James performed at a further four National Flute Association conventions as a member of the flute ensemble, “Calliope,” has also performed with the Southern Illinois University Faculty Quintet and the Ball State Graduate Wind Quintet. During the summers, James keeps an active schedule performing and teaching in music festivals such as Domaine Forget, the Southern Illinois Music Festival, Festival Suoni d’Abruzzo (Italy), the Southeast Orchestra & Chamber Music Institute, and the Fresno Opera & Orchestra Summer Academy.

James resides in Muncie, Indiana, where he is adjunct Music History faculty at Ball State University. He also serves as Education Coordinator for Orchestra Indiana and maintains an active flute studio. James’s degrees are from Ball State University (D.A.), Illinois State University (M.M.), and Truman State University (B.M.).

Mihoko Watanabe

Flutist Mihoko Watanabe, a native of Japan, is Professor of Flute and Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies in Music at Ball State University (BSU). Before joining the School of Music, Dr. Watanabe taught at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Windsor, Canada.

Dr. Watanabe has won competitions sponsored by Japan Flute Association and the National Flute Association (NFA) and has appeared in Japan, Israel, Canada, England, and the USA as a celebrated and versatile international performer recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. She has been a member of BSU’s Residency Ensemble, Musical Arts Quintet. She has held principal flute positions and performed with American and Canadian orchestras. Currently, she is the principal flutist of Orchestra Indiana and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

In addition, to be a gifted flutist, Dr. Watanabe is also devoted to the field of ethnomusicology. She received a faculty development grant from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her research resulted in a feature article for the NFA’s Flutist Quarterly Spring 2008 issue, Nederlands Fluit Genootschap’s Fluit in Dutch, and the DGfG e.V.’s Flöte aktuell in German.

In addition, she is dedicated to Entrepreneurship. She has co-created BSU’s Entrepreneurial Studies in Music Certificate program. She has been invited to the 2019 College Music Society panel speaker: 21st Century Music School Design. Also, she has won the 2015 Savvy Musicians in Action venture award. Currently, she is creating a new program, Mindful Entrepreneurial Musicians, to empower musicians to discover Ikigai to create a new income source and help people use their musical power globally.

Dr. Watanabe’s degrees include the University of Michigan (DMA), the Eastman School of Music (MM and performer’s certificate), and Musashino Academia Musicae (BM) in Tokyo, Japan. Her teachers have included Bonita Boyd, Leone Buyse, Fenwick Smith, Takao Saeki, Ervin Monroe, and Jeff Zook.

Lisa Kozenko

Critically acclaimed American oboist Lisa Kozenko has performed throughout the world as a concerto soloist, chamber artist, and orchestral musician. She has 18 solo oboe and chamber music commissions to her credit. Her solo recording of Doubles by Judith Zaimont was named to Chamber Music America’s Century List of recordings.

Ms. Kozenko was the principal oboist of the New York City Opera National Company and has performed with the New York Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She is the principal oboe of Orchestra Indiana and has performed with the Circle City Wind Quintet of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She has served on the faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Music For All, and as an adjudicator for the 2017 Carnegie Hall New York China Orchestra and the 70th & 72nd Hong Kong Schools Music Festival.

As a member of the Manhattan Wind Quintet, she was a finalist in the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation Chamber Music Competition and prizewinner of the Coleman, Fischoff, Monterey, Yellow Springs, and Chamber Music Chicago competitions. She was a solo prizewinner of the 15th Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition and presented her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of Artist International.

Dr. Kozenko is Associate Professor of Performance Practice (Oboe) at Ball State University, where she is a member of the legendary Musical Arts Quintet.

Dr. Kozenko is a F. Lorée Paris performing artist.

Christina Martin

Christina Martin is a freelance clarinetist and private instructor in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She received her Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York studying under Kenneth Grant, and her Master of Music in clarinet performance and related literature from Indiana University studying under Eli Eban.  In addition to Orchestra Indiana, she has most recently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and in various recordings and chamber settings.  Christina and her husband have three boys, and she is also an avid knitter.

Keith Sweger

Keith Sweger is Professor of Bassoon at Ball State University. Active in the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), he is currently past president. He previously served as President, Chair of the Gillet-Fox International Bassoon Competition and hosted the 2006 conference of the IDRS. Sweger is principal bassoon of Orchestra Indiana, contrabassoon of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has been a recitalist at professional conferences and at colleges and universities around the US and abroad. He has recorded on the Arsis, Capstone, Albany, and Alicia labels. Strongly committed to teaching, Dr. Sweger is in demand as a clinician and guest teacher at colleges and universities and at summer festivals and camps. His students have received many honors and are playing in orchestras and teaching in universities, colleges, and public schools around the United States. Sweger was named the recipient of the 2007 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award, the 2008 Indiana Music Educators Association Outstanding University Educator Award, the 2013 Dean’s Creative Endeavor Award, and a 2010 American Masterworks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a guest artist/teacher at the 2011 and 2013 Asian Double Reed Association (ADRA) conferences, the 2012 Beijing International Bassoon Festival and the 2014 Spanish Double Reed (AFOES) conference and the 2017 Brazilian Double Reed Society (ABPD) conference. Dr. Sweger is a Fox Artist, performing on a Fox model 201.

Corinne Edom

Hornist Corinne Edom is currently working on her Doctorate in Horn Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Education at Ball State University. Hailing from northern California, Corinne has a Bachelors of Music in Horn Performance from the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA, and a Masters of Music in Horn Performance from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.

Corinne has been with Orchestra Indiana since 2018 and has also performed with the Anderson Symphony, the Traverse City Orchestra, and the Las Cruces Symphony. Corinne has been an active participant in the music community and music education in eastern and central Indiana. With a passion for chamber music, Corinne has advocated for chamber music education in local public school music programs, and also on the international level at the 2019 International Horn Symposium in Gent, Belgium.

In her free time, Corinne loves going to the movies and spending time with her cat Layla!

Larry Powell

Larry Powell has served as Principal Trumpet with Orchestra Indiana since 2018. He also serves as Principal Trumpet with the orchestras in Anderson, Marion, Owensboro (KY)

Following fourteen years as an adjunct music professor at the University of Indianapolis Larry is now currently an Associate Faculty member at IUPUI in the Music & Arts Technology department. Larry received his Suzuki Trumpet training in 2021 and is now on the faculty of the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy. He is among some of the first trained and registered Suzuki Trumpet Teachers in the United States. He also taught at the University of Tennessee.

Larry earned his bachelors in music education from the University of Indianapolis, and his masters in trumpet performance from Butler University.

In his spare time he loves playing tennis with his family, early morning marathon training runs, and hosting the studioHFL podcast where he interviews musicians from around the world.

Jim Rhinehart

Jim Rhinehart is a composer, arranger, pianist, and educator who teaches at Ball State University. He has degrees from Ball State, Florida State, and Central Michigan Universities. In addition to the college level, he has taught at the middle- and high-school level. Before coming to Muncie to pursue his doctorate, Jim and his family lived in Orlando, Florida, where Jim often performed at Walt Disney World. He currently teaches music theory in the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance, and also accompanies music theatre students.

Kathy Burrell

An avid collaborator, musician, and teacher, Kathy Burrell, has been performing with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra since 2016. In addition to playing with Orchestra Indiana, Kathy also has been a substitute musician for Anderson Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, Lafayette Symphony and Danville Symphony. Besides performing, she teaches a private cello studio in the greater Indianapolis area and has been a sectional coach to many schools in central and east central Indiana region. A passionate chamber musician and orchestral player, Kathy has spent her summers attending and teaching in music festivals such as Domaine Forget, the Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Cincinnati Young Artists Summer Cello Academy, and the Renova Music Festival. Kathy holds degrees from Ball State University (B.A. &  M.M.).