Violinist Jamie Chimchirian is a passionate performer with ample experience as an ensemble musician and soloist. As an orchestral musician she performs regularly as a member of the Oregon Ballet Theater, Portland Opera and the Eugene Symphony. Notable previous engagements include performing Concerto no 2, by Sergei Prokofiev as a featured soloist with the Newark Symphony Orchestra of Delaware in 2009 and performing Chamber Symphony No. 1 by Arnold Schoenberg at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in 2015. She is a former First Prize Winner in the Pennsylvania Music Educators National Conference Young Artists Competition for Strings, and the Newark Symphony Orchestra of Delaware’s annual Mildred Gladdis Competition for Young Musicians. Additionally, Jamie has performed with popular rock and pop musicians including The Who, The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jamie earned a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) from the University of Maryland in 2016, where she studied with James Stern and David Salness. In her Dissertation, Beethoven’s Violinists: The Influence of Clement, Viotti, and the French School on Beethoven’s Violin Compositions, she explores the stylistic connection between Beethoven’s violin compositions and select works of Franz Clement, Pierre Rode and Giovanni Battista Viotti. Ms. Chimchirian also holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University, where she studied with Bayla Keyes, and a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she studied violin with Sylvia Ahramjian and voice with Emily Bullock. A passionate and experienced pedagogue, Jamie founded Poppy Violin Studio LLC in 2020, which in addition to offering in person lessons, aims to make quality violin instruction accessible to a worldwide audience. With the goal of creating a hybrid learning approach for modern learners Jamie published her first book in 2022 titled, The Violin Method for Beginners, which incorporates 27 detailed YouTube beginner violin lesson videos. Formerly, Jamie has taught at the violin at the University of Maryland, the Community Music Center in Portland Oregon, the Lake Oswego Strings Program and the Levine School in Maryland. Jamie is also a member of the American String Teacher’s Association and is certified in Book 1 by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.