Charlotte Crosmer

 

 

Instrument: Violin

 

Studies:

University of Central Arkansas, BM

University of Michigan, MM

 

Biography:

 

Charlotte Crosmer discovered a passion for the violin growing up playing in a string quartet with her siblings. Since then, she has earned a BM in Violin Performance from the University of Central Arkansas where she served as concertmaster in the university orchestra and won the University’s concerto competition in 2008. While at UCA, she also received both the music department’s Outstanding Junior Award and the Outstanding Senior Award, and graduated summa cum laude in 2011. As a soloist she has been heard with the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. An enthusiastic “fiddler” as well, Charlotte first made a name for herself in the bluegrass world by winning the Arkansas State Fiddling Championship in 2002 and when she performed as a guest soloist on NPR on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2003. Currently, she is finishing masters degrees in both Chamber Music and Violin Performance at the University of Michigan where she studies with Aaron Berofsky. Charlotte played on a 2013 David Burgess violin on loan from the Virtu Foundation.