Individual musician photographs by Katrin Talbot unless otherwise noted.
Full orchestra photographs by Greg Anderson.
Musician profiles are in alphabetical order.
Noteworthy: Played with renowned bassist Gary Karr; performed St. Matthew Passion under Robert Shaw; performed with Oakwood Chamber Players for Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary; orchestra director for Monona Grove; B.M. from St. Olaf and M.M. from Northwestern; father of one. Oddest practice quarters: The empty bar of the Watergate Hotel. What your colleagues don't know about you: Played the
piccolo solo in Star and Stripes Forever on the tuba.
August Jirovec is a frequent performer with orchestras in the Southern Wisconsin area and beyond, and has appeared on several classical music recordings as a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison (BM, 2001) and the University of Arizona (MM, 2003), where his professors were Richard Davis and Patrick Neher respectively. August has also coached bass master-classes for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2008. His photo was taken by David Cox Photography.