Joyce Ramee, Affiliate Artist, Viola

Joyce RameeJoyce A. Ramée, affiliate artist faculty, viola, received her BMus from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, where she studied with Max Aronoff and Joseph de Pasquale. During her student years, while studying under a full fellowship at Tanglewood, Joyce Ramée performed under conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur. Ms. Ramée is co-director and co-founder of the Max Aronoff Viola Institute, a nationally recognized, independent 501©(3) organization offering educational workshops and concerts for string players. She is violist of the Cathedral Trio and of the Aronoff Chamber Players, both active performing groups in Seattle. A founding member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony, Ms. Ramée has performed as soloist in major concertos with several area orchestras and in world premieres by composers including Lawrence Ebert, Dell Wade and Daniel Ott. Since 1987, Ms. Ramée has been an affiliate artist faculty member at Puget Sound, teaching viola, music education strings techniques and community music violin. Ms. Ramée's viola students have won positions in the Detroit, Alabama, Oregon and Phoenix Symphonies, a well as graduate assistantships universities and conservatories nationwide. "As a Puget Sound artist I enjoy the balance between students who are hoping for musical careers and those who play for the joy of it. It is most interesting to work with the bright, inquisitive, and talented young people that Puget Sound continually attracts."