Our Members

Susan Aaron

Susan AaronSusan Aaron and her husband, Bob, retired to Florida from Marietta, GA. They have moved 11 times and lived in 11 states due to Bob's job relocations. In each of these states, Susan has played her oboe with various musical groups. Currently she performs with the Venice Concert Band, North Port Concert Band, North Port Orchestra, and the Venice Musicale, as well as various musical ensembles throughout the area. Susan currently serves as President of Venice Musicale.

Bill and Jan Antholz

Bill and Jan AntholzBill and Jan Antholz have served as Director and Accompanist of Venice Musicale's Encore Chorus for four years. Both have enjoyed long careers in music education and performance. Bill was a high school choral conductor for 38 years and taught strings in grades 5-12 in Minnesota. He has directed church choirs since he was 16. He has a beautiful baritone voice and has sung professionally. Jan was Minnesota "Educator of the Year" in 1996. She is a composer and arranger as well as an excellent pianist who enjoys playing in the duo-piano group. Jan and Bill contribute their talents to musical programs where they winter in North Port and are members of the North Port Chorale. 

Betty Badawi


Betty Badawi, pianist, received her BME from Northwestern University and lived in IL, WA, and VA in the U.S. and in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Italy in the 34 years she and her husband, Samir, spent overseas.  In these locales she pursued varied musical activities:  educator, choir director, accompanist, mezzo-soprano soloist, director and producer of community musical revues as well as composer, arranger, and transcriber.  She is having fun accompanying and playing in the duo piano group with Thelma, Jan, and some other of the talented musicians who live in the Venice area. 

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