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**INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHAMPS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR**
Elise Winters is a graduate summa cum laude of Rice University in English and Music, and a University of Texas Presidential Scholar, where she received her Master of Social Work in 1999. A past on-air announcer for KMFA, she has studied chamber music at prestigious festivals including Encore School for Strings (with the Cleveland Institute of Music) and Meadowmount, and has played with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for 18 years. Elise has been on faculty at the Austin Chamber Music Center for 15 years and has twice co-coordinated their summer chamber music workshop.
She performs regularly with the Grammy award-winning Conspirare Choir, and is highly sought as a chamber musician and soloist in the Austin area. Her violin & viola students have won top honors in Austin region orchestra competitions, and gone on to music schools including Texas State University, University of North Texas, Boston Conservatory, and New England Conservatory.
Elise is a co-author of Buzz to Brilliance: A Beginning and Intermediate Guide to Trumpet Playing (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is the author ofKaleidoscopes for Violin, a method book series which synthesizes the best elements of Suzuki, Kodaly, and traditional European traditions.