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Michael Berton is Principal Cello, Robert F. Sweeny Chair, of the Delaware County Symphony, and has been a member of the symphony since 2012. He grew up in Delaware County and performed with the Delaware County Young Musicians and Youth Orchestras. He has a journalism degree from Penn State, where he performed with the University Philharmonic. He currently works in development and Human Relations at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center.


Laura Goughan is Principal Second Violin of the Delaware County Symphony and has been a member of the symphony since 2015. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from West Chester University in 2013 where she performed in ensembles such as the WCU Symphony Orchestra, WCU Chamber Orchestra (violin and viola), and WCU Baroque Ensemble in addition to various quartets. She earned her Suzuki certification from the Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute in 2014. Laura also earned her Masters Degree in Music Education and Violin Performance from West Chester University in December of 2019. She is currently an Instrumental Strings Teacher and Orchestra Director for two elementary schools K - 6 in the North Penn School District. 

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