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Jamie Arrowsmith joined the Cambrian Music Faculty in 2005 after an illustrious career as a chamber musician. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Kent State University, and has participated in the Hartt School of Music’s Artist Diploma Program, where he was also adjunct professor of viola in the school’s Community Education Division. He is currently a PhD candidate at Brunel University in London, England.
Mr. Arrowsmith has studied and performed with many world renowned string quartets and chamber musicians, and has appeared at many leading festivals and arts series, including the BRAVO! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Strings in the Mountains Chamber Music Festival. He has won numerous first prize awards as a chamber musician, including the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the MTNA Chamber Music Competition and the Green Lake String Quartet Competition. He has performed throughout the United States, England and Canada as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and soloist. His conducting studies have included classes and workshops at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and Brunel University.
As an educator, Jamie has worked in many varied environments, from city schools in New York to rural communities in Kentucky. He has been a string coach for the Connecticut Youth Symphony, and was an artist in residence for Young Audiences of Rochester. He is very active as an instructor with the Cambrian Academy of Music and frequently performs in classrooms around the Sudbury region.
Jamie is currently joint coordinator of the School of Music and head of the string department at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. He is the music director of the award winning Sudbury Youth Orchestra and rehearsal conductor of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra. He frequently travels across the country as a string adjudicator and clinician.