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Mark Russom

Mark Russom Cello Growing up in Ancaster, Mark Russom had a poster of Garfield on his bedroom door, in which the cherubic cat, bedecked as a one-man band, proclaims “music is my life”. Although not quite a one-man band, the similarity is evident today....

Deborah Braun

Deborah Braun Principal Harp Deborah Braun is currently the principal harpist with the Niagara Symphony. She has performed with the NSA since 1992. Deborah began her studies on the harp with Doris Sharing, former principal harpist with the NSA. Since that time she...

Mike Phelan

Michael Phelan Section Percussion Percussion Chair supported by Karlie Boyle Mike Phelan is a drummer, percussionist, instructor, educator, conductor & an arranger of Percussion Ensemble music. He was the District School Board of Niagara’s Principal...

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas Principal Percussion Principal Percussion Chair supported by B.J. & Michael Laura Thomas is a conductor, arranger, composer, percussionist, and teacher. She is Music Director of the Niagara Youth Orchestra and the Dundas Valley Orchestra, as well as...

Brent Adams

Brent Adams Principal Tuba Brent Adams has held the Principal Tuba position for the Niagara Symphony for many years and performs regularly with several orchestras throughout Ontario, including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra London Canada, Windsor...