Sandra Neel

I began playing violin when I was nine years old through a school music program.  During my school years I was able to play in several ensembles which helped me to grow as a musician and gave me opportunities to develop a love for classical music.  After graduation from college I have played with various professional orchestras over a 40 year time frame:  including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Marion Philharmonic, Carmel and Anderson Symphonies.  I have been blessed to play with the Muncie Symphony for almost 30 years.

Tiffany Arnold

Tiffany Arnold is Executive Director of the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana (YSOECI), an organization in which she played violin as a student in elementary through high school. She also teaches the YSOECI Suzuki-based violin class for 5- and 6-year-olds.  She has a lifelong love of the arts, a dedication to the community, and a background in business management, all of which combine to further the musical education of young people. In addition to her responsibilities with the YSOECI, Tiffany is a Suzuki-registered violin teacher who teaches privately in Muncie, Indiana. In 2020, Tiffany was awarded Studio Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.  Her Suzuki training was with Nancy Jackson, Linda Stieg, Roger Stieg, and Moshe Neumann.  She has done additional training in Suzuki Early Childhood Education and Music Mind Games, and is a board member of the Suzuki Association of Indiana.  Tiffany has also completed teacher training in the O’Connor Violin Method. She is a member of Orchestra Indiana and the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, and she performs with other orchestras in the area.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Oberlin College, and has completed graduate studies in business. Primary teachers were Gregory Fulkerson, Dorothy Mauney, Stephen Clapp, and Kathleen Winkler. Additional chamber music studies were with Jeffrey Irvine and Andor Toth, Jr.

Noelle Tretick Gosling

When Noelle Tretick Gosling was a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she was both a violin and ballet major. These dual interests brought her full scholarships to both the Aspen Music Festival and Ballet West before she finally decided to pursue her music performance degrees at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

In January 2017, Noelle won the position of Concertmaster of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra (now Orchestra Indiana ) 55 years after her father held the same position. She is a former member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and still performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra.

In addition to classical, Noelle enjoys playing all genres of music and is in demand as a recording artist for music publishing companies as well as traveling Broadway shows. Tours with legendary performers including Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr, Sandi Patty, Andy Williams, Mel Tormé, Perry Como, and Manhattan Transfer have taken her from coast to coast.

Noelle has served on the music faculties of Anderson University and Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. She now maintains a private teaching studio and coaches students of the Indianapolis Youth Orchestra. During the summers, she teaches at the Music For All Summer Symposium, Benefic Chamber Music Camp, and the Anderson University String Camp.

She is one of five children, all of whom are professional musicians. Their father, Sidney Tretick, was a virtuoso violinist and head of the string department at Ball State University from 1952 until his untimely death in 1962. Their mother, Patricia Tretick, was also Professor of Violin at Ball State until her retirement in 1993.

Noelle resides in Indianapolis with her husband Dan, a professional trumpet player and the inventor of ChopSaver Lip Care. Their son, Anthony, is a graphic designer and DJ/music producer living in Chicago.

When not playing the violin, Noelle enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, reading biographies, consignment shopping, collecting unique footwear and clothes, and still loves to dance!