Joyce 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. She was founder of the Max Aronoff Viola Institute, a nationally recognized summer festival held in the northwest for 28 years. A founding member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and the Auburn Symphony, Joyce Ramée is also violist of Seattle’s Cathedral Trio. She 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 the viola professor at the University of 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."