CMW announces new fellows for the 2015-2016 season! Violinists Josie
Davis and Kate Outterbridge joined the CMW team in late August,
hailing from Oberlin, Ohio and Ann Arbor Michigan respectively.
Read more about Kate and Josie here:
Josie Davis, violin (2015-2017)
A native of Waldoboro, Maine, violinist Josie Davis began her musical studies at the age of six with Janet Ciano and Gilda Joffe. She recently graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Double Degree Program where she was a student of David Bowlin. At Oberlin, she appeared as the concertmaster of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, as a member of the Contemporary Music Ensemble, and performed in Carnegie Hall with the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in various music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, New York University’s String Quartet Seminar, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and has appeared on NPR’s From the Top. Josie is committed to using music as a way to connect with people of different cultures and backgrounds. She has taught and performed in Panama and India. In addition to music, Josie enjoys sailing, hiking, cooking, making pottery, and exploring the coast of Maine.
Kate Outterbridge, violin (2015-2017)
Violinist Kate Outterbridge recently earned her Masters of Music and Masters of Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Aaron Berofsky. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelors of Music degree at Boston University, where she studied with Bayla Keyes. Kate enjoys learning and performing a variety of musical styles, including early baroque performance practice, exploring sounds and experimentation with newly composed music, keeping up with her Irish fiddling, and most recently learning Indian Carnatic violin. Kate has been a participant in many notable music festivals including Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestra Institute, and Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, where she has had the opportunity to learn from world-class artists. Kate particularly enjoys the communal aspect of violin playing, and aims to focus her energies on developing classical music in urban communities as a means of empowerment. Aside from music, Kate enjoys cooking and baking, especially for friends and family.