Violinist Audrey Pride is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance studying with Mark Kaplan. She continued on to Northwestern University to complete her master’s degree with Blair Milton, and at the same time, was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Her summer studies include the Aspen Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. For the past six years, Audrey was a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, and also taught violin in their after-school El Sistema-inspired program. She is recently married to her husband Alex, a trumpet player, and they enjoy cooking and exploring the outdoors together!