Beth McCormick is a member of the Southern California Philharmonic (SCP) string section and has been playing the violin since elementary school. As an adult, Beth has played in other local community orchestras including the Chapman University Symphony
and the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, she traveled to Italy and Austria on tour with the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra. Beth has been a member of SCP for the last six years. Although music is an important part
of her life, Beth is a public transportation industry professional. She holds a senior management position for the county transportation provider. In addition to her participation on the SCP board, Beth was a founding member of a non-profit
organization promoting the role of women in transportation and has spent many years either serving on that board or one of the standing committees.
Bill brings a strong financial background to the position of SCP Treasurer. Four years ago, Bill retired from a major insurance company as the controller and director of financial planning and analysis. He is a certified CPA and has served on the boards
for other non-profits during his career. In addition to his love for live music, Bill is an avid tennis player, cyclist and traveler. Bill has been a patron of SCP for many years.
VP of Fundraising
Tony is a business person, technologist, author, and entrepreneur. Tony enjoys music and is a member of the Voices of Tustin community choir, but his real talent is lending his expertise and network to help charities and young people. Tony earned his
bachelor’s degree from Cal State University East Bay and his MBA from San Jose State University, focused on engineering and then on marketing. Tony spent twenty-seven years mostly in technology to include Silicon Valley’s Apple Computer,
HP, Sun Microsystems as well as the following Fortune 150 Companies: Printrak/Motorola, Gateway Computer, Black & Decker, and 3M. In 2012, Tony Wong authored an advice book for young professionals called “Mooove Ahead! Of the corporate
herd.” All gross proceeds from this book are donated to charity. Tony is currently involved as a co-founder for an Irvine software startup called Badu Networks. Tony is on the following charity Boards: Southern California Philharmonic,
Boys & Girls Club of Tustin, Community for Innovation
Pat has an extensive and lengthy career in the business environment. Banking was her passion prior to joining the golf industry in 1993.
Recently retired after serving 23 years as Executive Director of the largest women's golf association in the United States, Pat has served on various non-profit boards/committees in the golf industry, including the PGA California Alliance for Golf (water issues), The United States Golf Association and as a Founding member/Vice President of the (nationwide) Women's Golf Alliance.
Pat's interest in music is an extension of her husband Terry's participation in numerous orchestras in Southern California. As Terry's wife, Pat has learned to appreciate the dedication and hard work musicians put forth.
Pat has been a spectator at Southern California Philharmonic events for years and now looks forward to participating in and contributing to this respected organization.
Pollyanna Gorman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She currently plays in various groups including: Southern California Philharmonic, Orange County Mormon Choral Organization
and the Orange County Concert Band and is the founding conductor of the Golden West Pops. Pollyanna is also the Winds Coach for the Southern California Philharmonic.
Lisa is the camp band and classical ensembles director at Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp. A lifelong musician, she studied oboe at Cal State Long Beach. Lisa has been the principal oboist with the Huntington Beach Concert Band for over three decades
and plays oboe and English horn with the Southern California Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed in the JCC Classical Orchestra in Irvine. Inspired by her talented mandolin and harmonica playing grandfather, Lisa plays mandolin
with the South Coast Simcha Band. Lisa and her husband Steve (drums) believe in instilling a love of music in their two daughters, Andrea and Hilary, who are accomplished musicians on piano/vibraphone and bassoon. Lisa is a nationally
recognized speech/language pathologist and a regular volunteer at KJZZ radio.
Pauli Merry is in her sixth season with the orchestra. After a successful career as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in three California community college districts, she retired as the provost of the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College. She now has more time to play cello in several community orchestral groups. The personal gratification of honing her cello skills along with playing a variety of musical genres is beyond measure. Her goal as an SCP director is to help the orchestra grow in the many ways that it can. Among them are: serving the community as a resource for good music; promoting classical music as a life long source of pleasure; supporting youth in their musical development; raising community awareness of SCP's excellence; and providing satisfying and exciting musical experiences for SCP musicians.
Mary Collins Myers
Mary is a board member and violinist with the Southern California Philharmonic. She has been playing the violin since she was about 4 years old and has played with various orchestras, and has toured to Europe, Asia and Carnegie Hall. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music History from UCLA, and a Juris Doctor from Chapman University's Fowler School of Law. Since becoming an attorney in 2014, her practice has focused on worker's compensation, employment and labor law. As an Orange County native and live music fan, she is happy to find time to practice and support the local arts community. She is excited to be a part of the SoCalPhil and looks forward to a great season.
Kim Stephens-Doll is a musician and the founder of the Renaissance Institute of Music in Oceanside, California where she also serves as Music Director. In addition to her rich musical education and background, she is an accomplished educator who spent many years teaching English as a second language.
Kim's capacity to give is truly inspiring. She brings together her love of music, her ability to connect with students, and her teaching expertise to provide young musicians with a unique opportunity to develop musical skills, perform, and enhance their personal development. Through her programs, she encourages young people to demonstrate commitment, leadership, and civic responsibility.
After returning to music 13 years ago with the primary goal of playing in an orchestra, Kim has since played for the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra, City Ballet of San Diego, Saddleback Symphony Orchestra, Poway Symphony Orchestra, Fallbrook Chamber Orchestra, Southern California Philharmonic, and the MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at several venues in Italy while touring with the Four Seasons Youth Orchestra. Kim plays a variety of genres including folk, jazz, classical, and fiddle.
In addition to leading the three tuition-free orchestras at the Renaissance Institute of Music, Kim is the String Instructor for Jean Will Strings at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and provides musical coaching and instruction to students in the Carlsbad and Vista Unified School Districts.
Kim teaches both violin and viola to her private students from her studio in Oceanside.
Musical Director - Branden Muresan
Meet Our Conductor
A Southern California native and recipient of numerous awards, musical director Branden Muresan leads the Southern California Philharmonic orchestra.