Board & Staff
Karlotta M. Davis M.D.- Board Chair
Professor Emerita of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
BA Kalamazoo College
MD University of Michigan
MPH Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Karlotta studied flute performance seriously through college, however the academic rigors of medical school left no time for practice. Unwilling to perform without practicing regularly, she did not play/perform for 30 years. Karlotta found her way back to music in 2008 and has been studying privately since. After substituting on piccolo for one season with the ASO, she was awarded the piccolo chair in 2015. She retired after a 36 year career in obstetrics and gynecology, being recognized as a “top doc” in 5280 magazine for 6 years, and 24 years at University of Colorado. She is enrolled in a flute performance degree program at Metropolitan State University Denver studying with Dr. Patricia Surman.
Bradley Furlow, Musician Representative
Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Principal Tuba – Aurora Symphony Orchestra & Denver Concert Band
Music Educator – Douglas County Public Schools
Private Music Educator – Pirisen Music Lessons
A native of rural Southern Illinois, Brad began studying music as a young child. Through elementary and secondary education, instrumental music was very important to all aspects of his education. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a Music Education & Music Theory / Composition student, where he excelled in instrumental pedagogy and marching arts techniques. Brad graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, at which time he served as Director of Bands for Vandalia Community High School before moving to Colorado in 2004. Since arriving in Colorado, Brad diversified his background by working with multiple corporations as an educational consultant and information management specialist before returning to performing and teaching music full-time.
Mike Kachline, Treasurer, Musician Representative
BS in Computer Science, Georgia Tech
Mike Kachline is an active member of the ASO, playing trumpet. Professionally, Mike has over twenty years writing software and managing software development groups. Musically, Mike has been playing trumpet for over thirty years. Mike studied under Larry Black (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) , and has played in various community groups, including the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra as well as the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band.
Amanda Drazin, Community Member
Bachelor of Arts in English – Texas Tech University
Master of Public Administration – University of Colorado Denver
Music has been an integral part of Amanda’s life since her first musical theater performance at age 6. Being able to share the beauty and benefits of musical performance to the community is a privilege and a delight. A musician herself, Amanda has performed with a variety of community choral groups over the years, most recently the Colorado Women’s Chorale, and continues to study privately to improve her skills. Amanda is also active in the community, having volunteered for a number of organizations as well as serving on the Board of a small nonprofit organization dedicated to helping very small nonprofits in the Denver area develop infrastructure for their operations.
Amanda brings 25 years of experience in nonprofit administration, health research, and operations management to the Aurora Symphony Orchestra Board. Her experience began as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer after college, working with young people affected by domestic violence. In this position, she was also introduced to grant writing, program budgeting, and award management, particularly as relating to small-budget nonprofits. The lessons learned from her mentor at that time has formed the undercurrent of her professional career. Since then, Amanda has worked in a variety of research programs and divisions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is currently a Program Director for a health policy research division where she manages research proposals from submission to closeout as well as directing overall administrative operations for the division.
Greg V. Hopkins, Community Member
B.A. – Rutgers University, 1968
J.D. – Rutgers University, 1971
Bar Admissions: New Jersey & Colorado
Memberships: Colorado & Aurora Bar, American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
Greg was a Municipal Judge of the City of Aurora from 1978 to 2016. Serving previously on the Aurora Library Board and the D.A.R.E Board, enjoys and supports classical music, especially chamber music. Greg has four sons, and two daughters-in-law.
Sylvia Bowen, Music Librarian
Brad Furlow, Marketing & Promotions Manager
Kurt Harris, Stage & Production Manager
Mike Kachline, Treasurer
Jill Nagode, Personnel Manager
Kyle Rupley, Interim Music Director