Geoffrey Herd, Violin

Violinist Geoffrey Herd has given performances in the United States, Latin America and Asia, and is frequently sought after as recitalist and chamber musician. Mr. Herd has performed recitals at venues such as the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Herd has collaborated with some of the finest musicians of our time including Ani Kavafian, Clive Greensmith, James Dunham and Laurie Smukler. Mr. Herd has also performed concertos with numerous orchestras including the Rochester Philharmonic, the Thailand Philharmonic, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Ithaca College Symphony, the…

Wesley Baldwin, Cellist

Cellist Wesley Baldwin is a co-director of the Knoxville Suzuki Academy. Initially taught cello in the Suzuki method as a child, Dr. Baldwin has been an active as a cello teacher for more than three decades. His Suzuki teacher training has been with Melissa Kraut. Wesley holds a BA, cum laude, from Yale College, a Master of Music degree (with honors) from the New England Conservatory, and a DMA in cello performance from the University of Maryland.

A passionate teacher, Wesley has taught at the University of Maryland and Florida International University, where he was artist-in-residence with the Plymouth Quartet. He serves now…

Ashlee Booth, Cellist

Cellist Ashlee Booth is a native Floridian currently residing in the Knoxville, TN. She is a cellist who performs a diverse range of music from Classical to contemporary. Her personal research has included works written by women and Ashlee is passionate about performing works composed by underrepresented groups of people. 

Ashlee was the winner of the String Division in the 2017 Concerto Competition at the University of Tennessee and performed the first movement of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with the UTSO. She has appeared in masterclasses for artists such as Joel Krosnick, Desmond Hoebig, Collin Carr, Amit Paled, and the Dali String Quartet.

Cameron Rehberg, Violin

Cameron Rehberg is currently a freelance violist in the Knoxville area, and a violin and viola instructor at the Knoxville Suzuki Academy. He received his Bachelors of Music in Viola performance from UNT, and an Artist Certificate from the University of Tennessee where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant to Hillary Herndon. Mr. Rehberg has studied privately with Bruce Williams, Cynthia Roberts, Dr. Ames Asbell, Dr. Susan Dubois, Hillary Herndon, and Dr. Wendy Richman. Mr. Rehberg has attended the Sewanee, Roundtop, and Montecito festivals, the Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop, Winter Viola Intensive, and is a registered Suzuki instructor. An in demand orchestral violist, Mr. Rehberg has played with the…

Melisa Barrick Baldwin, Piano

Soprano and pianist Melisa Barrick Baldwin is well known in the area as both an outstanding piano and voice pedagogue for young musicians, as well as a versatile and inspiring performing vocal artist.

Melisa has had a large studio of young piano students in Knoxville for years. She focuses on a holistic musical education in her piano lessons, incorporating theory, improvisation, and four-hand piano duets into her teaching from the outset with new students. In her lessons she is demanding, patient, and kind.

As a soprano, Melisa is equally fluent in the fields of opera, early music, and new music. Often engaged as a concert soloist with orchestras…