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Sponsored by Fjelstad Family in memory of Madeline Fjelstad

Norman has been the Principal Percussionist and Personnel Manager with the Santa Cruz Symphony since 1990, and also holds the Principal Percussion Chair in the Lamplighters and West Bay Opera. He plays jazz with a big band every Tuesday night when he isn't working, teaches a large class of private students, and provides instrumental contracting services to a variety of clients. When he's not working, Norman is passionately fond of science fiction, cooking and his cat, Alex. Norman and his wife Lynda have been happily married since 1982.


Tim Dent

Sponsored By Robert & Julie Mazurek

Tim began freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area while earning his master's degree in Percussion Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has played regularly with most of the area's orchestras and performing arts groups. He has been a member of the Santa Cruz Symphony for a long time. As a regular extra with the San Francisco Symphony, Tim has had the opportunity to perform both nationally and internationally as well as record. In 2012 he was part of the American Mavericks Festival with the San Francisco Symphony celebrating that orchestra's 100th birthday. He teaches privately in San Francisco at the French American International School.


KRisten Lou

Kristen joined the Santa Cruz Symphony in 2016.