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                                     Robert Bedont, President

Robert Bedont is a native of Taylorsville, Utah. He began playing the bassoon at age 12. As a young musician, he played with the Granite Youth Symphony and the Utah Youth Symphony. He earned a BMus in music education from the University of Utah, and both MM and DMA degrees in bassoon performance from the University of Arizona. Dr. Bedont serves on the faculty at Salt Lake Community College, and performs professionally with the Utah Wind Symphony as principal bassoon, He also regularly performs with the Ballet West Orchestra, the Utah Festival Opera Company, the Choral Arts Society of Utah, the Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Symphony, America West Symphony, and the Southern Arizona Symphony.



                                Myroslava Hagen, Vice President of Concert Productions; Past President

Myroslava Hagen, a native of Minnesota, began studying music from her earliest years, including the violin at age five and the clarinet at age twelve. Myroslava received her musical training at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota), The University of Utah, and The University of Arizona. Myroslava is very active as an educator and clinician. She was a Jump Start teacher for Legacy Music Alliance, and maintains a large clarinet studio teaching students ages 10 and up. Myroslava has been active in the Utah Wind Symphony since 2010. She has served as the organizations librarian, VP of Concert Productions and Personnel. Myroslava was fortunate enough to be able to work with the Utah Symphony for 2 years, and in that time frame was able to experience running a non-profit performing arts organization. When not performing or teaching, Myroslava enjoys golfing, skiing, and spending time with her husband, Scott Hagen, and their three dogs. Myroslava is a Yamaha Performing                                     Artist and Vandoren Regional Artist.


Kathy Larson, Secretary

Kathy Larson is a local flute teacher, and freelance musician. Kathy services as the Flute section leader for Utah Wind Symphony. When not performing, Kathy is the Secretary for Utah Wind Symphony and has been active on the board since 2010. Kathy Larson also volunteers her time as Librarian for the ensemble.






VACANT, Vice President of Education & Community Outreach

VACANT, Vice President of Recording

VACANT, Vice President of Marketing


Nicole Marriott Fullmer, Vice President of Development

Andrew Speirs, Vice President of Finance


Alex Maier, Chair of Community

Alex Maier has been actively involved in music for the past 67 years playing classical, jazz, and rock. He has instructed and mentored at educational levels from elementary thru post graduate in math and English, flying large aircraft (USAF and Delta Air Lines), and college jazz (ensemble and combo). He has also served on boards of Showcase Concert Series (Farmington, NM) and Airline Pilots Association (National). During his thirty-six year flying career and BOD tenures he developed and exhibited leadership, team building, and problem solving abilities.



Amber V. Tuckness, Chair of Band Musicians

Amber Tuckness is the Instrumental Music Director of Cottonwood High School for the past nineteen years where she directs and teaches Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Strings, String Choir, and AP Theory and Harmony. She is currently the Director of Granite Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past four years and was an Assistant Director for the previous eight years.  She recently was the 2014 recipient of the Granite Education Teacher of the Year Excel Award for all of Granite School District. Cottonwood’s Symphony Orchestra has been invited to play at the UMEA Conference in St. George this February.  She has taught private French Horn lessons for over twenty years. She received a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of Utah with a full four -year scholarship where she worked under the baton of Dr. Barry Kopetz, Robert Debbaut and Scott Hagen.  She also studied horn with William Barnewitz, Sue Hudson and Steve Proser. She was an original, and current, core member of the French Horn section of Utah Wind                                          Symphony.