Profile Category: Musicians

Bud Berthold*
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Bud Berthold*

Mr. Berthold has been the Principal Timpanist in the Mississippi Symphony and Mississippi Opera Orchestras since 1981, and is also the current Principal Timpanist of the Meridian Symphony.

Wade Rackley*
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Wade Rackley*

Wade Rackley has been the principal tubist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the MSO Brass Quintet since 1993. He is the Adjunct Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Mississippi State University and is a member of the Golden Triangle Brass (the faculty brass quintet of MSU).

Adam Almeter*¹
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Adam Almeter*¹

Adam Almeter joined the Mississippi Symphony in 2015 after graduating from Indiana University. At Indiana, Adam performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble while studying with Peter Ellefson.

Wayne Linehan*
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Wayne Linehan*

Wayne Linehan holds degrees from The State University College at Fredonia, New York (Bachelor of Music in Education) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (Master of Fine Arts in Trumpet Performance), and is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Darcie Bishop
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Darcie Bishop

Darcie Bishop, has held the position of Principal Trumpet with the Mississippi Symphony since 1988.  A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, she holds the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from The University of Mississippi, and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Juilliard School in New York.