David Prudon, violin, previously held the position as the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Assistant Concertmaster, a post he held in Michigan for nearly 35 years. David was the 1st violinist of the Dorian String Quartet for over 20 years and for the past 15 years he played in an ensemble called Beyond Classical. This group played not only classical music but many other styles as well, including jazz, bluegrass and South American music. Aside from playing both violin and keyboard in the group, David was also the principal music arranger.
David obtained his bachelors & masters degrees in Violin Performance from Michigan David Prudon, Jayne SeymourState University. His professional career started in Chicago where he played in the prestigious Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of Illinois and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. David lives in Raleigh with his wife, Jayne Seymour and enjoys playing part-time in the North Carolina Symphony, the NC Opera orchestra, and as the first violinist of the newly-formed Triangle String Quartet.
Jayne Seymour, violin, provided 30 years of service in Michigan’s Public Schools, including 26 years as Elementary Music Teacher in Allegan. She was the Principal Second Violinist in the Kalamazoo Philharmonic for three years and has played violin in the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and West Shore Symphony orchestras. Jayne served as a faculty member at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Blue Lake Community School of the Arts in Muskegon, MI. In addition, Jayne was the assistant conductor for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Youth Symphony tour of Europe.
Jayne earned her bachelors degree from Michigan State University as a String Specialist in Music Education and pursued graduate studies through MSU and WMU. Jayne lives in Raleigh with her husband, David Prudon and is now a strings instructor at the Raleigh Community Music School and plays part time with of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. She teaches private lessons at her home and is the second violinist in the newly-formed Triangle String Quartet.
Katie Miller, the violist in the Triangle String Quartet, is a freelance musician in Raleigh, NC. She plays viola in the NC Opera orchestra, and is a substitute violist with the North Carolina Symphony. She received her master’s degree in viola performance from East Carolina University, and bachelor’s degree in viola performance from The University of North Carolina Greensboro. Katie lived in California from 2006–2011, where she played viola in the Dolanc String Quartet. As a freelance musician in California, Katie played frequently with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic, Sacramento Opera Orchestra, North Bay Opera Orchestra, Napa Valley Symphony, Solano Symphony, and Berkeley Symphony. Katie also has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San José State University. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two children.
Katie teaches viola and violin lessons at her home in Raleigh, NC. For more information, see katiemillerviola.com
Ariana Dewar is a cellist currently living in the Raleigh area. Ariana is the Principal Cellist of Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with North Carolina Symphony, Tar River Orchestra, and Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Tallahassee Symphony, Columbus Symphony, and Sinfonia Golfcoast. Ariana received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance from Converse College and Florida State University where she studied with Kenneth Law and Gregory Sauer. At Converse College Ariana was a member of the Honors Undergraduate String Quartet and while at Florida State she played as principal and assistant principal with the University Symphony Orchestra. Ariana has worked with the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra coaching middle and high school students and is currently the cello teacher at the Community Music School in Raleigh and gives private cello lessons to all ages.