(Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Beginner Piano)
BM Violin Performance Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and MM Viola Performance University of Louisville
Lydia became U.S. national Scottish fiddle champion at 16 years old. Her love of Scottish folk music led her to record her solo album of original and traditional Scottish music, entitled “A Peculiar Sense of Humor.” Teaching has been and continues to be an integral and meaningful part of Lydia’s life. She has maintained a private lesson studio over 10 years, and has taught clinics and masterclasses across the US and Scotland. She specializes in teaching both classical and folk music on the violin and the viola.
BM Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, MM Northern Illinois University
Meghan joined the Louisville Orchestra in 2007 after having been a member of the Azmari Quartet and a faculty member at Northern Kentucky University. As an active performer she plays for orchestras, arena shows, and music festivals across the country. A passionate teacher since 2000, she has been certified in Suzuki training and pursues ongoing development of her teaching skills by shared interaction with teachers of all experiences and styles. She has also been on violin/viola faculty at Indiana University Southeast since 2008. She studied music performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University. Meghan enjoys travelling, hiking and volunteering for animal welfare.
(Beginning Violin and Viola, Cello, Bass, Voice)
BM University of Louisville, MM (Orchestral Conducting) Ball State University, MM (Bass Performance) Ball State University
Ian is an accomplished conductor, bassist, composer, and teacher. As a bassist he has performed with multiple orchestras including the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ian has served as principal bassist of the Hot Springs Music Festival, Pierre Monteux Music Festival, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. A champion of new music, he has also performed in multiple new music ensembles, both with universities and professionally. He has given multiple world premiers of solo bass works.
Elmore has studied conducting with Kimcherie Lloyd, Douglas Droste, and Michael Jinbo. He has studied double bass with Karl Olsen, Sid King, Joel Braun, and Ju-Fang Liu. In addition to conducting and double bass, Elmore has also experienced success as an operatic tenor, and studied voice with Jon Truitt. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights, playing basketball, and listening to podcasts.