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    Cathy Heithaus

    Cathy graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelors degree in music education. While there she studied violin with Abraham Chavez Jr., and Oswald Lehnert. In the summers, Cathy played violin in the Aspen Festival Orchestra and studied with Toshiya Ito. She also played in the Colorado Philharmonic National Repertoire Orchestra in Evergreen, Colorado. This symphony orchestra, designed to prepare young musicians for symphony auditions and careers, prepared and gave three different concerts a week for 6 weeks.

    In Oregon since 1977, Cathy played violin in these orchestras: Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater, Eugene Symphony, Corvallis OSU Symphony, Newport Symphony, Salem Chamber and Linfield Chamber. She was principal 2nd violin in the Salem Chamber Orchestra for 32 years. She also plays in orchestras accompanying the Willamette Master Chorus, Festival Chorale Oregon, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church choir.

    She continues to play chamber music throughout the Willamette valley with friends and colleagues and the Deepwood Strings. She now plays in the Salem Philharmonia with Laura and Julie. Cathy has a husband of over 45 years, Greg, three grown children and their spouses, four grandchildren and a funny little dog, Bailey.

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    Julie Rundquist

    Julie Rundquist graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in vocal and instrumental music education. She taught public school for 34 years, all levels of orchestra in Missouri, Idaho and Salem and classroom teaching preschool through 4th grade. While teaching, she has performed with the Boise Philharmonic, the Salem Chamber Orchestra, Festival Chorale Oregon, Willamette Master Chorus, Oregon East Symphony and Newport Symphony. She also enjoys playing piano to accompany students in solo and ensemble contests. Julie’s greatest wish is that all of her orchestra students will get to enjoy playing chamber music in their homes with friends.

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    Laura Owens

    Laura Owens has a music degree from the University of Idaho. She lived and taught violin in Idaho, Washington, California and Oregon. She loves to teach and has opened a music studio everywhere she has lived. Laura played in the Boise Philharmonic, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Salem Chamber Orchestra, Oregon East Symphony, Linfield Chamber Orchestra, and (for the Bicentennial) All Idaho Orchestra where she played at the Kennedy Center. In addition to the satisfaction she has gained from teaching children, she loves to perform and collaborate with other musicians.

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    Georgienne Young

    Georgienne Young is a freelance musician who is enjoying her relative retirement by playing chamber music with friends recreationally while accepting the occasional “gig”. She performed as a member of the Salem Symphony, Salem, Linfield and Portland Chamber Orchestras, Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestras, Eugene Symphony and has also often performed with the Corvallis, Newport and Oregon Symphonies. She has participated in the Cascade, Peter Britt and Oregon Bach Music Festivals, Festival Chorale Oregon, St. Paul’s Music Series, Salem Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Willamette Master Chorus. As a soloist she performed the Haydn G Major Concerto with the Willamette Valley Symphony and Salem Philharmonia Orchestra and the Haydn D Major Concerto with the Salem Philharmonia and Willamette Falls Symphony Orchestra. In chamber music she has frequently been heard on the Camerata Musica Series, Winterbritt String Quartet, Amici Quartet, the Cello Connection and the baroque music groups The Musicke Consort and Salem Baroque. She joined the Deepwood String Quartet in 2020. Ms. Young earned a Masters of Music degree in Cello Performance and Literature while at the University of Oregon and certification in Music Education from Western Oregon University. She taught private cello lessons, as an adjunct cello instructor at Linfield and Western Oregon Universities and taught orchestra in the public schools for twenty three years.