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David Möschler is an award-winning musical director and conductor. Equally at home in a pit orchestra, a rock or jazz band, the recording studio, on the concert stage, or academia, he has music-directed over one hundred productions for companies such as American Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Rep, and San Jose Rep, to name a few. Möschler received his Master of Arts in Music (conducting) from UC Davis in 2010. He founded Awesöme Orchestra in 2013 and conducts almost every session. Find out more at

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Adriana Ramírez Mirabal is a lawyer, arts administrator, and violinist. After finishing her Music Business studies at UCLA and working with New West Symphony, Adriana relocated to the Bay Area to become the Orchestral Studies Administrator at Stanford University and the Concert Manager at Pacific Boychoir. From 2003 to 2015, she performed as a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra of her native Panama. Her musical and administrative background has provided her the opportunity to work with artists such as Philip Glass and Gustavo Dudamel and with organizations such as Music@Menlo, Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain and Royce Hall.

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Baily Hopkins is a Bay Area born-and-raised actor and violinist. She's performed with the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, the Playa Pops Orchestra at Burning Man, pit orchestras throughout the Bay, and is also a YPSO Alumni. Passionate about creating more performance opportunities for local artists, Baily was the Music and Arts Content Manager for SF Station where she fostered relationships with many independent venues and musicians. She stumbled into the Awesöme Orchestra family in 2015 and hasn't put her bow down since. To see more of her work check out

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Dr. Glenda Bates is a soulful musician and multi-instrumentalist whose innovative approach blends classical training techniques with jazz repertoire and improvisation. She is an active freelancer in Baroque, Classical, and Jazz ensembles, and is actively sought out by contemporary classical composers to perform new works for oboe and English horn. In addition to playing various oboes, she is an accomplished vocalist, ukulele player, composer, and poet. Learn more at

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Associate artistic director

Brian Adam McCune is a Colombian-American composer based in Oakland. He is a founding member of the Awesöme Orchestra Collective, starting in the percussion section and making his way up to the podium often enough to be named the first Resident Guest Conductor in 2018.  He arranges for the group as well, having contributed to over 20 pieces in AOC's 5- year history (see the Repetoire page for examples).  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's Degree in Music Composition from New School University in New York. Find out more at

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Stephen Treder prepares music for each session, maintains the music library, transports orchestra equipment, and sets the stage at Awesöme Orchestra venues.  You'll often find Stephen moving the timpani, and handing out music at our information table. With over 15 years experience as a trombonist in community music ensembles, he performs throughout the Bay Area, and was librarian and a founding board member of the Saint Helena Community Band.

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Thank you to Lily Kaye Sevier for her editing help!