At her studio in Yakima, Washington, students approach challenges with determination, organization, curiosity, and professionalism – qualities that will certainly benefit their lives beyond the violin.

Concertmaster Vanessa Moss is an active performer throughout the northwest. In addition to serving as our concertmaster, she is also violinist with Yakima Symphony, concertmaster of the Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra, and frequently performs with the Northwest Sinfonietta and Spokane Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Moss is the founder and Artistic Director of Sempre Chamber Music, a repertory ensemble of chamber musicians in the inland northwest. She has received numerous awards for her electric performances, including top prizes at MTNA regional and national competitions in chamber music. Recent performances include Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin, Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 for Piano and Violin, Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minorLark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and, with us, the exquisite violin solos in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade
Ms. Moss is a passionate teacher, teaching students from her home in Ellensburg, WA. Her students have been selected to perform at State Solo and Ensemble, won concerto competitions, been accepted to prestigious programs such as Idyllwild Arts Academy, and have gone on to pursue music at the collegiate level.  Vanessa is a graduate of Central Washington University and is grateful for teachers and mentors Katrin St. Clare, Rhonda Marsh, Carrie Rehkopf-Michel, and Denise Dillenbeck. When not teaching, rehearsing, and performing, Vanessa is likely to be found exploring the outdoors with her husband, percussionist Josh Gianola and their black lab.
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