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Aubrey Fineout is a violist and violinist from Texas and holds a B.M. (Magna Cum Laude) and a M.M. in Viola Performance from Texas Christian University, as well as a B.A. in Creative Writing. As an undergraduate, Ms. Fineout was awarded the L.A. Nordan Fine Arts Endowed full tuition scholarship for music in 2013 (one of two recipients) and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society. As a graduate student, she served as the teaching assistant to the Chair of Strings at TCU, Dr. Misha Galaganov, coaching undergraduate ensembles and teaching private lessons.
Ms. Fineout is a founding member and violist of the classical fusion group, the Cantilena String Quartet, and is also an active performer in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, playing a variety of styles from classical to fiddle to pop to rock, on both acoustic and electric instruments. Ms. Fineout has performed with touring artists such as Michael Bublé and 2Cellos and performed for high-profile clients such as Bill and Melinda Gates and the George W. Bush family. In 2019, she was featured as a guest faculty artist at the University of Arkansas for their faculty chamber series and performed in concert with Grammy nominee Bion Tsang, Gary Levinson, and Michael Klotz at the Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival in Miami, FL.
An active teacher as well as performer, Ms. Fineout has maintained a studio of violin and viola students since 2013. Suzuki trained herself from a young age, Ms. Fineout employs the Suzuki curriculum in lessons as well as other material she sources herself, depending on the student’s requirements for development. Ms. Fineout is passionate about teaching at all levels and has experience teaching students from the ages of 3-83, tailoring her approach to reach each student at his or her own level. Her students have competed in concerto competitions, placed in All-Region orchestras, and are members of youth orchestras around the DFW metroplex.