Ryan Key

The winner of the W. Francis McBeth Composition Competition in 2015, Ryan was commissioned to write a piece for the upcoming CSO concert, Unfinished Business, using Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony as his inspiration. In response, Ryan created Stall(ed), which was premiered April 22 by the CSO at the Unfinished Business concert.

Ryan Key (b. 1994) grew up […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Have You Met|0 Comments

Yu-hsuan Vivian Chang

Vivian is the Associate Principal Horn for the CSO, and also works as a music library assistant at the University of Central Arkansas library. She is also the 2016-17 UCA Concerto Competition winner, and will be featured on the March 11 concert! Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Vivian is an integral part of the horn section, […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Have You Met, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Juan Garcia?

Juan Garcia is a senior Music Education major at the University of Central Arkansas. Though technically not a CSO musician, Juan is involved in all our performances as the coordinator of the ushers, through his position with the Kappa Iota chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Throughout his collegiate career, Juan has been a […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Have You Met|0 Comments

… Mary Hales?

Mary Hales, a native of Conway, AR, is currently a senior at the University of Central Arkansas, studying Flute Performance under Dr. Carolyn Brown. After graduating from UCA this spring, she plans to attend graduate school for Flute Performance. Mary has recently joined the Board of the CSO as our student rep!

By |September 30th, 2016|Have You Met, News|0 Comments

…Gunnar Bartlett?

Gunnar is a Central Arkansas native who has had a passion for the Arts for as long as he can remember. Gunnar received a full scholarship to be a member of Dr. Blake Tyson’s percussion studio at UCA, where he has performed with the UCA Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and the Bear Marching […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Have You Met|0 Comments

… Steffin Medina?

Steffin comes from the suburbs of Dallas in Flower Mound, Tex., and is currently studying music performance in the trombone studio under UCA professor Justin Cook. Steffin co-founded one of the premier brass ensembles in Central Arkansas, Penultimate Brass. The group (pictured above, Steffin on the far left), is comprised of some of UCA’s finest […]

By |February 19th, 2016|Have You Met|0 Comments

Carolyn Brown?

Flute player Carolyn Brown must have a closet full of all the hats she wears! She is a full professor at UCA, principal flute of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Conway Symphony Orchestra, a member of the performance ensembles Dionysus Duo and the Sunaura Trio, a CSO Board member, and former Board president. Dr. Brown is a […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Have You Met|0 Comments

Carrick Patterson

Carrick is one of just a few community musicians in the orchestra, in that space between ‘not a student’ and ‘not (yet) a professional.’ A retired advertising executive/publisher from Little Rock, he has discovered a new life’s journey in playing the cello, and spends much of his time during the summer break traveling for music […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Have You Met|0 Comments

Cory Abbott-Viola

Cory Abbott, viola! Cory returns to the CSO for a third time, this time as a professional musician. As an undergraduate, Cory played as a student musician while seeking his music education degree.

After some time teaching in the Fort Smith school system, Cory continued his own education with a master’s degree in performance at UCA, […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Have You Met|0 Comments