Meet our Summer Chamber Workshop Guest Faculty!
Taylor Morris: June and July Workshops
Hailed by a class of 2nd graders as “wreely nice and kind” and “the coolest man on erth,” Arizona native Taylor Morris enjoys blurring the line between violin and fiddle. After studying classical violin at Arizona State University with Dr. Katie McLin, he spent four years touring the world as one of five fiddlers with Barrage, a world-music violin troupe based out of Canada. His travels, both with Barrage and personally, have led to performances in 48 states and 13 countries with musicians from a multitude of backgrounds. Strongly believing we can learn more about the world through collaboration with others, Taylor actively pursues musical projects in different genres. Currently, he is part of Tricia & Taylor, a genre-bending violin/fiddle duo with concert violinist Tricia Park, and a member of The Sound Accord, a string sextet that creates vibrant arrangements of folk music. Other performers with whom Taylor has recently collaborated include: multi-style cellists Mike Block, Rushad Eggleston, & Natalie Haas; fiddlers Hanneke Cassel, Casey Driessen, Jeremy Kittel, & Lauren Rioux; arts educator Steve Seidel; and the Tetra String Quartet.
Patty Waxman: June and July Workshops
Patricia Waxman began playing violin at the age of eight. During her youth, she took private lessons from Dennis Bourret, played in Tucson Junior Strings and the Tucson Philharmonia. Patricia’s love for the violin led her to study music at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under Linda Cerone and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Violin Performance. Currently, Patricia lives in Phoenix, AZ. She performs with various groups valley-wide. Patricia has a private violin studio in North Central Phoenix, is on faculty at Rosie’s House and Chamber Music in the Mountains, and she teaches at Palm Valley Montessori. Patricia’s full time job includes raising and supporting four amazing and beautiful children. They keep her very busy and help her stay young at heart. She has many interests including spending time out in nature, reading and hanging out with her friends and her many pets.
Katie Holste: June Teaching Assistant
Katie Holste is a Music Education Major at Arizona State University. She plays the viola and has been playing since she was 10 years old. Katie went to Corona del Sol high school where she participated in a string quartet that inspired her to pursue a degree in music. She is very excited to share this passion with chamber music with students this summer.
Josie Greenwald: July Teaching Assistant
Josephine (Josie) Greenwald is a cellist from Scottsdale, Arizona. She currently attends the University of North Carolina School of the Arts studying under Brooks Whitehouse. In 2017 Josie was awarded the Kenan Excellence Scholarship, UNCSA’s most prestigious scholarship
award. As a freshman she had the opportunity to play in UNCSA’s production of the Nutcracker. She has also been involved in Collage, film scoring, and numerous orchestra concerts. Since starting school, Josie has been accepted into the International Music Festival of the Adriatic
where she will study this summer in Duino, Italy.