CONDUCTOR AND FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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 davidmoschler.com
OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION MANAGER
Christina Lesicko is a classically trained violist with over 10 years of orchestral experience. She manages, Accordia Music, her own string-group-for-hire company. Having been in the orchestral world most of her life, she wanted to expand her career into non-profit arts management. She has been playing with the group since day one, and is also our Viola Ambassador.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
Derek Lance sends the emails, manages the websites, and garners support for Awesöme Orchestra through individual giving, grant funding, and strategic partnerships. Derek is a former clarinetist turned arts administrator originally from Palo Alto and raised in Arizona. He has worked for diverse Bay Area institutions including the Grammy award-winning Kronos Quartet, San Francisco International Film Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Midsummer Mozart Festival, and The Center for Investigative Reporting. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco. In Arizona, he managed outreach and education programs for The Phoenix Symphony.
HEAD STAGE MANAGER AND MUSIC LIBRARIAN
Stephen Treder prepares music for each session, maintains the music library, transports orchestra equipment, and sets the stage at Awesome 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