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.

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!

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.

Kathryn Schilling

Kathryn Schilling has played violin with the Muncie Symphony for over 20 years. An active freelance musician in the Indianapolis area, she has had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of musical projects in addition to the Orchestra Indiana, including musical theatre, orchestral and chamber performances, and providing music for special events.  Kathryn also maintains a studio of private students and provides coaching in area schools.  Kathryn earned a master’s degree in Violin Performance from Butler University, and her past teachers include Aaron Berofsky, Davis Brooks, and Larry Shapiro.

Natalia Nizhalova

Ms. Natalia Nizhalova regularly performs as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Holding BM and MM from prestigious Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory in Russia, and Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University. Dr. Nizhalova has given solo performances in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. She has been awarded a number of prizes from various national and international competitions. These include Second Prize in Matinee Musicale Collegiate Competition (Indianapolis, IN), First Prize in the International Competition “Art of the 21th Century” (Lisbon, Portugal), Second Prize in the International Competition “Musica-Classica” (Russia). She was awarded a special grant from the Russian President “Support of gifted youth”. As an active chamber musician Ms. Nizhalova has performed with the members of Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and American Piano Trio. As an orchestra musician Dr. Nizhalova holds leading positions with Orchestra Indiana, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to the USA she held the position of Assistant Concertmaster at the Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theatre Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared at some music festivals including National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), Round Top Summer Music Institute (Texas), International Holland Music Session (Holland), Music in European Castles (Lithuania), Malaga Musical Summer (Spain) among others. As an active teacher Ms. Nizhalova spent five years as Teaching Assistant at Ball State University and two years as an Adjunct Professor at Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. She is currently having a private violin studio in Carmel IN. Her students are regular winners of regional competitions, members of youth orchestras as well as participants in master classes, workshops, and summer music festivals.