Violin I

Patrice Weed Shearer,


Greg Dziekonski

Carlos Garcia

Brian Jankanish

Kate Jones

Mary Knoll

Trevor Lutzenhizer

Robert Murphy

Luis Nenninger

Dustin Peskuric

Ann Skinner

Rebecca Zanzig

Violin II

Katrina Cordi, Principal

Jenelle Birmbaum

Stephanie Brasseur

Jenny Flynn

Chrisanna Gray

Karen Greenwalt

Heidi Haugeberg

Mary Lovett

Kristine Moore

Michael Streit

Barbara Tacher

Aaron Wartes


Kendal Keyes, Acting Principal

Louise Fiori

​Cheryl Harris

Teresa Jorgenson

Libby Landy

C Wendy A Lee

Richard Vitzhum


Cami Davis,  Principal

Norma Dermond

Tania Halladay

Briana Lamb

Douglas Aaron  Nation

​Timothy Pizzichemi

David Takahashi

Margaret VanderWaerden


Samual Booth, Acting Principal

Joe Bynum

Ashley Giri

Alan Smith

Josh Zimmerman

Music Director

 & Conductor,
Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs


Renowned in the cradle of 18th century classicism and 19th century romanticism - Vienna - and in Germany, Maestro Paul-Elliott Cobbs is a unique voice in the international music community.

Educated at the Akademie für Musik, Vienna, Cobbs possesses an intimate knowledge of European masterworks combined with rare expertise in American multiculturalism. His interpretation of William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony - the subject of his doctoral thesis - is considered definitive by many.

A popular guest conductor, Cobbs appears frequently with orchestras and ensembles in Europe, Asia and the United States including Vienna's Festival Chamber Orchestra, members of the Dresden and Leipzig Opera, the Kamimura Wind Ensemble in Kagoshima, Japan; and the Seattle Symphony.

Cobbs’ 2006 sold-out appearance in Carnegie Hall was a resounding success. His reading of the Afro-American Symphony was the first on that stage since the composer conducted the work 30 years prior. In 2008, Cobbs conducted concerts in Baltimore, MD; Alexandria, VA; and Washington DC. Each received standing ovations.

In 2008, Cobbs received, with his wife, Loma, the Lifetime Achievement Award from ArtsFund, located in Seattle Washington.

Other recent appearances in Poland include Filharmonia Szczeinska, Szczecin; Filharmonia Opolska, Opole; Filharmonia Baltycka, Gdansk; and the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra, Lodz. Invitations to perform in England, Spain and China are under consideration.

A talented and inspirational educator, Cobbs is known for his insightful pre-concert lectures, educational and children' concerts, and his work with youth symphonies, school, regional and All-State orchestras.

Cobbs began his conducting career at age 21 as Associate Conductor of the Detroit Metropolitan Symphony, Principal Conductor of its chamber orchestra and frequent guest conductor of the Michigan Opera.

Having completed 26 years as Music Director and Conductor of the Everett Symphony and 5 years as director of orchestral programs for Central Washington University, Dr. Cobbs is currently Music Director for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association and Music Director and Conductor of the Everett Philharmonic.

Cobbs received his Doctorate in Conducting from the University of Washington. He completed an undergraduate degree in Music Education at Wayne State University.

Dr. Cobbs conducted the Sussex Symphony in Brighton, England in March 2010 to critical acclaim.  Although well performed in Europe, this was his first appearance in England.  Subsequently, he was invited to serve as "Regular Guest Conductor" for the Sussex Symphony.         

Anne Nielsen, Principal
Lynn Douglas-Nicolet
Barbara Oakley (Piccolo)​​

Laurie Swanson, Principal
Kristine Kiner

English Horn
Kristine Kiner


Cindy Olsen, Principal

Ward Drennen

Cynthia Ely 


Steven Morgan, Principal

Kate MacKenzie

Contra Bassoon

Jeff Eldridge

French Horn

Michelle Rockwood, Principal

Colleen Neal Hall

Tonya Harris

Judith Lamb

Victoria Rockwood


George Steward, Principal

Rocky Meredith

Delsin Thomas

Aaron Coe


Terry Freeman, Principal

Larry Heidel

Bass Trombone

Benn Hansson


Dale Askew, Principal

Greg Mueller


A. Todd Parks, Principal


A. Todd Parks, Principal

Rick Mower, Asst Principal

Jacob Cunningham


Karen Southworth  Weaver,



Elaine Yale Weltz, Principal

The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra musicians come from varying professional backgrounds united by their passion for performing symphonic music.  Under the baton of Dr. Cobbs this group has played together for nearly a third of a century!

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