Dave Anderson – Flute

Flutist, saxophonist and clarinetist Dave Anderson, originally from Tulsa, began playing music in dance bands in high school in Albuquerque. In 1971, after graduation from the University of New Mexico, he and his wife, Jane, moved to Santa Fe. Working initially as a communications consultant for Mountain Bell Telephone Company, Dave then became an elementary band director with Santa Fe Public Schools, teaching thousands of young Santa Feans over 28 years.

 Since retiring in 2008, he has continued performing as an ensemble musician, soloist and recording artist. His 60-year career includes work with Nancy Ames, Ella Fitzgerald, Cher, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Glen Campbell, Rita Moreno, Mel Tormé and Linda Ronstadt, as well as the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Música, the National Flute Association, the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, the Zia Singers, the National Dance Institute, the Three Faces of Jazz, SuperSax New Mexico and Time Out for Brubeck.

Photo courtesy of Dave Anderson

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Diana Sharpe – Percussion

Romanian native Diana Sharpe is a classically trained percussionist who performs with multiple orchestras throughout the United States. After completing her studies at the Enescu Conservatory in Romania, Diana moved to the United States in 2006 when she received the prestigious Woodroof Award at Columbus State University. She completed her master’s degree at Cleveland State University, where she studied with members of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Diana moved to New Mexico in 2019 and is a frequent player for the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Opera Southwest, Charleston Symphony, Hilton Head Symphony, Alabama Symphony and Chatter. Recently, she expanded her studies in the medical field and now also works in the operating room as a neurophysiologist.

Photo courtesy of Diana Sharpe

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Dana Winograd – Cello

Originally from Los Angeles, cellist Dana Winograd received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance from the Juilliard School in New York. After graduation, she led an active freelance career in New York City, including performances at Carnegie Hall; Broadway appearances in several major musicals; and playing backup for Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, Lyle Lovett, Manhattan Transfer and Harry Connick Jr.

 Since moving to Santa Fe in 1999, Dana has been a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and Santa Fe Pro Musica and is principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony. She has appeared as soloist in symphonies and orchestras in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New Jersey and New York.

 An active chamber musician, Dana plays regularly with Chatter, the Santa Fe Symphony string quartet, Taos Chamber Music Group and Serenata of Santa Fe. She is the orchestra director at St. Michael’s High School and works mentoring young string students in the Santa Fe Public Schools. Dana and her husband, Gil, live happily with two great dogs, Riley and Lily.

Photo courtesy of Dana Winograd

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