- Instrument Second Violin
Gretchen Theesfield began the violin at age 2 1/2 and piano at age 4. After studying violin with Julie Fox-Henson she went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in violin performance at Iowa State University in 2005. In addition to being a member of the Des Moines Symphony, she plays regularly for concerts and events throughout central Iowa, including Concertmaster of the Central Iowa Symphony. Gretchen teaches violin and piano in Ames, Iowa. She has been a member of the Des Moines Symphony since 2002.