About the Interim Director – James Truher
James has been a professional musician since 1982. He has degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting as well as study toward a Masters of Arts in Musicology from California State University at Los Angeles. James made his conducting debut in 1983 with the Pasadena Chorale and Orchestra with his orchestration of ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’ by Benjamin Britten.
James has studied conducting with Christophe Chagnard, Roger Wagner, and Sergio Siminovich and specializes in music from the Medieval to Baroque periods. Locally, he conducted the Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major and Vaughan Williams 3rd symphony in the Northwest Mahler Festival reading sessions in 2004 and 2014. James served as the Assistant Conductor for the Lake Union Civic Orchestra from 2009 to 2011.
James is currently the director of the Kirkland Civic Orchestra since 2004, during the time when the orchestra was then called the Microsoft Orchestra. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer in the Azure division.
|Director||James Truher (interim)|||
Caren Klosterman *
|Oboe||Vera Risdon *|||
|Bb Clarinet||Brittney Ferrian|
Anita Wong *
|Bass Clarinet||Barbara Hughes|||
|Alto Sax||Elizabeth Royalty *|
|Tenor Sax||Ryan Frazier|||
|Bari Sax||Tim Wilson|||
David Spangler *
|French Horn||Christian Blakely|
Suzann Frazier *
Jerry Metcalf *
Julie Gendrich *
Gary Wilson *
|Percussion||Karin Brodd *|
Shelah Anne Woo
|* denotes principal|||||