Dr. Phil Posey, Conductor, is a graduate of Florida State University, Eastman School of Music and received his DMA in Conducting and Music Education at the Conservatory of Music/University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has done post-doctoral studies in conducting at the Hochschule for Music in Vienna, Austria, and studied with numerous noted conducting teachers including Elizabeth Green, Leonard Slatkin and Arbo Arman.
From 1965-2004 Dr. Posey served as Director of Instrumental Studies at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he founded the Liberty Symphony Orchestra and served as Principal Conductor.
As a result of a sabbatical leave in 1993, he became the conductor of the Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra in Xi’an China. He has been invited back seven times to conduct the orchestra in concerts and tours.
Pat Setser, Associate Conductor, recently retired as Supervisor of Music for the North Kansas City Public Schools and Director of Bands at Winnetonka High School. Over the years, her bands received consistent 1st Division ratings and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Carnegie Hall.Ms. Setser is a member of the music staff at the University of Central Missouri.
Recognized as one of the area’s most accomplished musicians, Ms. Setser has been a member of Kansas City Wind Symphony since 2002.
Teresa Posey Miller
Anne Sneller* +(English Horn)
Bob Dover* +
Diane Karius (Eb Soprano) +
Wendi Calkins-Levitt +
R. Brady Finch*
Buck Buchanan* +
Piano, Harp, Celeste
+ = Charter Member
**= Guest Section Principal