Assistant Directors

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Kelsey Farr, a native of Eden Prairie, MN, found her love for the viola at the age of 8 with the Eden Prairie String Academy. She continued her studies with various members of the Minnesota Orchestra, including Aaron Janse and Richard Marshall. She distinguished herself as principal viola in the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra. After six years in George Taylor's studio at the Eastman School of Music, she earned her BM and MM in viola performance. She excelled in the Ying Quartet's chamber music program, and performed with the Eastman String Quartet at President Obama's second Inaugural Luncheon in Washington DC. Her enrollment in the Orchestral Studies Diploma Program led to her participation with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, and Symphoria of Syracuse. She has also relished her performances with Michael Bublé and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. In addition to her participation in the Eden Prairie String Academy, she is currently managing the string division of the Schmitt Music company. She enjoys subbing with the South Dakota Symphony and the Duluth Superior Symphony, and performing with local chamber groups.    

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