Profile Category: Musicians

Ken Graves
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Ken Graves

Ken Graves currently serves as Principal Clarinetist for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.  He has performed with the Alabama, Baton Rouge, Pensacola, Huntsville and Meridian Symphonies and performs regularly with the Mississippi Opera and Mississippi Chorus.

Linda Naef
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Linda Naef

Linda Naef, Oboe II/English Horn, developed an early interest in music, beginning piano at age 5.  A native of Jackson, she grew up surrounded by choral and symphonic music as the daughter of parents who were very involved in the musical life of the city.

Julie Hudik
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Julie Hudik

Ohio native Julie Hudik received her bachelor’s degree in music performance from Kent State University, studying with Jeff Rathbun and Danna Sundet. She then became a student of Doris DeLoach at Baylor University, earning a Master of Music Performance degree.

Cheri Waite
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Cheri Waite

Cheri has played third flute and piccolo with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for thirty six years.  She received her music degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and has taught music in the public and private schools of Jackson in the past and presently teaches flute privately. 

Gayle Entrekin
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Gayle Entrekin

Gayle Entrekin has been the 2nd Flute with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and 2nd Flute and Piccolo with the Mississippi Opera since September 2000.

Amulet Strange
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Amulet Strange

Amulet Strange joined the MSO as Principal Flute in 2015. A Texas native and Interlochen Arts Academy graduate, she received her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Timothy Day at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.