Playbill | Meet the Orchestra



University Theatre welcomes Sudduth to the Assassins’ pit.



Dave currently serves as the band director at Highland Middle School in Sanford, NC. He received his B.A. in trombone performance from UNCG in 2016 and later fulfilled state requirements for teaching licensure in music education. Currently he serves as principal of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Triangle Brass Band based in Cary, NC.


Keyboard 2

University Theatre welcomes Julie to the Assassins’ pit.


French Horn

David is an avid freelancer from Eastern North Carolina. David began his horn studies at East Carolina University. He then continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned his graduate degree in music performance. His primary instructors include Dr. Mary Burroughs (ECU), and William Caballero/Robert Lauver (CMU). Other instructors include Andrew Mcafee, Chris Caudill, Steve Kostyniak, and Dan Grabois. Past performing experience includes the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, NC Opera, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Currently, David is pursuing a clinical counseling license while working in the human service field when not performing.


Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Banjo

Bernie is one of North Carolina’s critically acclaimed guitarists. His diverse background includes appearances with a variety of jazz, rock, Americana, and rhythm and blues ensembles. He has recorded and/or appeared in concert with nationally known artists Pat Benatar, Erich Kunzel (conductor St. Louis Symphony), Neil Sedaka, The Bee Gees, David Palmer (Jethro Tull), Monica Mancini, Bill Conti, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), the Pointer Sisters, Larry Coryell and many others. Bernie has frequently been a guest soloist with the NC Symphony and has provided guitar accompaniment for many local North Carolina theater companies as well as national touring productions. He has composed music for television programs nationally syndicated by PBS. He dedicates this performance to his wife Diane.


Drums, Percussion

Daniel lives and works in Cary, NC. He has performed in a handful of shows around the Triangle area as well as worked on specialized projects with local theaters. When he is not performing, Daniel enjoys composing, recording, and mixing his own music at home.


Reed 1

As a woodwind instrumentalist Steve has performed with numerous national Broadway touring companies, North Carolina Theatre, Theatre in the Park, UNC Playmakers, Raleigh Little Theatre, and NCSU student productions. He has also performed in concert with the North Carolina Symphony, the Tar River Orchestra and various jazz bands. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Steve also spent undergraduate years at NC State, performing in the NCSU Concert Band, NCSU Symphony Orchestra, jazz and pep bands.


Reed 2

Jamie is a woodwind specialist, teacher, and instrument repair technician based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has played with various pit orchestras in central and eastern North Carolina. Jamie is excited to perform in her first show at NC State!


Bass, Harmonica

University Theatre welcomes David to the Assassins’ pit.