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The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra
Raul Munguia - Artistic Director & Conductor

SEK Symphony Alumni


We are honored to be able to provide our musicians with ensemble and solo experiences that further their great talent. These students, participating as a Symphony member or as a Concerto and Aria soloist, have gone on to perform professionally:

Ni Mei
(violin, 1998-2003)

Ohio Light Opera
Houston Symphony
Detroit Symphony (2006-2008)
Chicago Symphony (2008-present) Ni Mei bio at the CSO

Further Study

Many of our alumni continue to work on advancing their abilities. These former members are continuing to develop their skills:

Eren H. Tuncer
(violin/viola, 2007-2009)

Yale School Of Music, Master of Music, viola performance

Rebecca Cutler
(violin, 2004-2009)

Illinois State University - Normal, Master of Music, violin performance
Faculty String Quartet,
Illinois Symphony Orchestra & Peoria Symphony Orchestra


Education is a vital aspect of Symphony participation, and many of our Symphony alumni go on to help other students find their talents.

Debra Snodgrass
(piano, 2007-08 Concerto/Aria Competition)

MSSU Department of Music

Erman Turkili
(violin, 2006-07 Concerto/Aria Competition winner, and the first to play all three movements of a concerto.)

Erman Turkili home page

Xiaoguo Zhu
(violin, 1998-2003)

Study/teaching at the International Center for Music at Park University,
Now teaching privately in the Evanston Illinois area.