Heather Scott

 Originally from Waterford, Michigan, Heather Scott began playing cello at age 10. She studied with Paul Wingert of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and as a teenager played with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. She later studied with Anthony Elliott, professor at the University of Michigan, and Robert deMaine, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She received her B.M. in Cello Performance from Ball State University while studying with Mihai Tetel and earned her M.M.in Cello Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Alan Smith at Bowling Green State University, where she received the graduate string quartet fellowship and sat as principal cellist of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Heather performed as a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2009 and has played for The Virginia Opera and The Virginia Symphony. She has been a member of Orchestra Indiana since 2015, and has been a regular sub for The Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 2016.  She has twenty years of experience giving private cello lessons to students of all ages ranging from beginner to college. She also has taught cello and string methods at Taylor University, Henderson State University, and Ouachita Baptist University.

Heather has performed in master classes given by Anthony Elliott, Richard Aaron, Hans Jørgen Jenson, Darratt Adkins, Susan Moses, Stephen Balderston, and the Pacifica Quartet. During previous summers, she attended Aspen Music Festival and School, ARIA Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music.  In her spare time, Heather enjoys playing board games, hiking, and birding with her husband and two daughters.

Jessica Myers

Dr. Jessica Myers is a versatile oboe and English horn player. Jessica has performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Orchestra, at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, participated in the IMANI Winds Chamber Musical Festival, and was a founding member of the virtuosic KHAOS Wind Quintet.  Furthermore, she has had the pleasure of playing in many pit orchestras such as the Florida Grand Opera, Maltz Theatre Pit Orchestra, Mannes Opera, Vocal Productions NYC, and the Butler Ballet.

Jessica is currently acting principal oboe of the Kokomo Symphony, English hornist of Orchestra Indiana, and a regular member of the Kokomo Park Band. She is a teaching artist and Wolf Trap artist with Arts For Learning, providing collaborative musical and educational experiences for little learners ages 3 to Kindergarten. Jessica also is an active central Indiana oboe and double reed instructor teaching across the Hamilton Southeastern district as well as Lawrence Central and Ben Davis.

Dr. Jessica Myers has received degrees from Butler University, Mannes College of Music at The New School, and the University of Miami studying under, respectively, Malcolm W. Smith and Jennifer Christen, Sherry Sylar, and Robert Weiner as his graduate assistant and Henry Manicni Fellow. She has also received an Artist Diploma studying with Dr. Lisa Kozenko at Ball State University.

Caleb Ketcham

Low brass multi-instrumentalist Caleb Ketcham (tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium) is a dynamic musician and educator based in Carmel, IN. He is currently the Principal Trombone of Orchestra Indiana (2022 – current) and can often be found performing with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and various other local ensembles. As a soloist, Caleb won the Edwards/Big 12 Area Trombone Conference’s Bass Trombone Competition twice in 2011 and 2013, and the International Trombone Association’s George Roberts Solo Competition in 2011. Caleb’s trombone quartet won the Courtois Trombone Quartet Competition in 2012. In addition to performing duties, Caleb maintains a vibrant low brass private teaching studio for the Carmel Clay School District and serves as Orchestra Indiana’s Stage Manager. Caleb holds music degrees from Oklahoma State University and Indiana University. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University. His primary music teachers include Denson Paul Pollard, Carl Lenthe, Peter Ellefson, Linda Pearse, and Paul Compton.

Mihoko Watanabe

A native of Japan, Mihoko Watanabe is a Professor of Flute, the Chair of the Entrepreneurial Music Certificate Program, and the Woodwind Area Coordinator at Ball State University. Before joining Ball State, Dr. Watanabe taught at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the University of Windsor, Canada. As an active pedagogue, she travels widely as a clinician, presenting masterclasses throughout the USA, Canada, and Japan. She has adjudicated at international and national music festivals and competitions. In 2005, she taught at the Brevard Music Center summer festival. She has won competitions sponsored by the Japan Flute Association and the National Flute Association (NFA). She has appeared in Japan, Israel, England, Germany, and Canada as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. She is the principal flute of the Orchestra Indiana and performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared at NFA, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte e.V. (DGfF e.V.), British Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, International Clarinet Association, American Viola Society, and College Music Society conferences. As a researcher, she published an article, Essence of Mei, from NFA’s Flutist Quarterly in 2008. It has been translated and published in German for DGfG e.V.’s Flöte aktuell, and in Dutch for the Nederlands Fluit Genootschap’s Fluit. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Eastman School of Music, and Musashino Academia Musicae in Japan. As a mindful medication coach, she gives workshops for musicians nationally. More information at www.mihokoflute.com

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 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 has served on the faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival and as an adjudicator for the 2017 Carnegie Hall New York China Orchestra and the 70th Hong Kong 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 and was Assistant Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at Mannes School of Music at the New School College of the Performing Arts.

Dr. Kozenko is a Lorée 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.

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.

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.).

Anna Thompson-Danilova

Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Anna Thompson-Danilova is currently holding substitute positions with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Symphony Orchestra as well as the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Nationally and internationally, she has been a substitute in the New World Symphony Orchestra, Florida and performed both as a principal player as well as soloist with the Zazerkalie Orchestra and the Conservatory Orchestra of St. Petersburg. Anna has given solo performances in the United States, Russia and Europe. She is currently the principal cello of Orchestra Indiana, Carmel Symphony and Marion Philharmonic Orchestras, and current cello faculty at Indiana Wesleyan and Taylor universities. Her students are regular winners of regional competitions.

She studied at such renowned institutions as the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg where she holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in cello performance and was a student of Alexey Massarsky. She furthermore holds an Artist diploma and additional Masters in cello performance from Ball State University, where she was studying with Peter Opie and had a full assistantship.

She has performed in cello master classes with Richard Aaron, David Garrett, Stephen Balderston, Emilio Colón, Robert DeMaine, Eric Barlett, Anthony Elliott, Natalia Gutman, and Susan Moses, and in chamber music classes with the Moscow Piano Trio and Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Anna received numerous grants and scholarships to further her education, among them a Scholarship for the annual Round-Top festival in Texas as well as a full assistantship at Ball State University. She has participated in the National Repertory Orchestra, Round-Top festivals and the Chamber Music Seminar in Pittsburgh and won several regional competitions in St. Petersburg.