Faculty Profiles

house-shumway-christine.JPGCHRISTINE HOUSE-SHUMWAY, Violinist, is Director of the Virginia Pierce-Glick Young Musicians' Program at Miami University and a member of the Oxford Arts Trio. She is a native of Okemos, Michigan, and received the Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan as a student of Camilla Wicks, and the Bachelor of Music from Washington State University, where she performed as a member of the Contemporary Arts Trio. She has studied violin performance with David Cerone, Lyman Bodman and Alan Bodman, violin pedagogy with Robert Culver, chamber music with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, and has had Suzuki teacher training. A student at Interlochen, Meadowmount, and the Music Academy of the West, she has also performed at the Bedford Springs Music Festival. Ms. House-Shumway has served on the faculties of the New England Music Camp, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Miami University Chamber Music Institute. She enjoys raising her two children, biking, and performing for weddings, fundraisers and special events.

LYNDA HERNDON, Violinist, started violin at the age of 4 with the Suzuki Method and attended numerous Suzuki Institutes, including with Dr. Suzuki in Japan, Germany, Stevens Point, WI and Louisville, KY.  Lynda received a B.S. degree in Accountancy with Violin Performance and Arts Management minors at Miami University, while under a full tuition scholarship from the Music School based on her performance merit.  She received a M.M. degree in Violin Performance from Louisiana State University, while under the tutelage of renowned violin professor Camilla Wicks.  Ms. Herndon has been living in New York City and was Executive Director of the professional Queens Symphony Orchestra.  Currently, she performs locally with the Middletown Symphony Orchestra and the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra.  Lynda has taught privately and at several Conservatories of Music across the country.

NATALIE ROCKECellist, is the cello teacher for the Virginia Pierce-Glick Young Musicians' Program at Miami University of Ohio. She has led cello sectionals for the Talawanda Middle and High School Orchestras, She is a member of the Morpheus String Chamber Orchestra, and the Miami University Symphony Orchestra. She is currently a senior at Miami University studying Cello Performance and Interactive Media Studies. Ms. Rocke has studied Cello Performance with Dr. Linda Katz, Dr. Cole Tutino and is currently a student of Dr. Sarah Kim. During her summers, she has studied at Blue Lake Fine Arts camp, Baldwin Wallace Summer Institute, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. She has served on the staff of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a counselor, and performed with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra. She is currently trained in Suzuki books 1-4 and plans to continue her training in all of the books. Ms. Rocke enjoys spending time with her family of 8. She performs for weddings, fundraisers and special events.