Announcing Auditions for Spring 2021
Video submissions due soon! New AND old members, click on "Auditions" to find out more.
2020 Guest Artists
Caryn J. Bradley- Viola
Caryn Jackson Bradley grew up in Utah County but recently moved to South Jordan where she currently lives with her husband, three year old boy/girl twins, and 1 month old baby girl.
She started learning the viola at age 4 and influential teachers include Dr. David Dalton, Emily Brown, and Dr. Claudine Bigelow. Caryn received her bachelor's and master's degrees in viola performance from Brigham Young University where she was first chair violist of the Philharmonic Orchestra.
While attending BYU she focused her studies on music education and string pedagogy. Caryn has been a Suzuki violin and viola teacher for over 10 years and has received formal Suzuki violin teacher training up through Book 3. She was a Suzuki violin/viola teacher in the Preparatory Division at the Gifted Music School from 2018 to 2019 and is currently the first call viola sub of the Ballet West Orchestra.
Besides music Caryn also loves mint chocolate chip milkshakes, running, and watching baking shows in her spare time!
Sarah Arnesen has been playing music since age 5. She has a B.A in Cello Performance from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a M.M in Cello Performance from the University of Utah.
She studied with Karin Hendricks, Robert Tueller, Elliott Cheney and Pegsoon Whang.
Sarah is the Director of Music at Paradigm High School’s in South Jordan, adjunct faculty at Westminster College, and runs a private Suzuki cello studio. In the summer she enjoys being faculty at the Vivace String Camp and Dixie Cello Festival.
Sarah has played with the Orchestra at Temple Square for 9 years and enjoys performing with the Canyon String Quartet. A lover of travel, Sarah has toured the United States, Canada and Europe with various orchestras. Sarah also freqently records for local projects and has a YouTube channel.