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A recent transplant to Tooele, Cami Shaskin (violin), was promptly invited to be a local soloist for everything from festivals to business demonstrations, symphony concerts and a new ballet written and premiered in Tooele Valley in 2024! She has a Master's degree in Music from UNC in Greeley and got her Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. Cami loves playing music with friends. She recorded chamber music with her quartet in high school. (You can hear historic bits of recordings in videos on her site).

You might have seen Mrs. Shaskin in her assigned role as concertmaster for Tooele's premiere of the religious oratorio Lamb of God or in various professional ensembles in SLC, such as Ballet West, Paradigm Orchestra, or the Utah Oratorio Society orchestra. In 2022, she successfully auditioned to sub with a professional symphony in MT (which turned into two or three throughout the region). In her youth, Cami held the position of assistant concertmaster for the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. She was concertmaster of the Timpanogas Chamber Orchestra, Utah All-State Orchestra, and held other leadership positions as reflected in her music resume. She was a soloist for Busch Gardens-Williamsburg's Holiday in Roma show one summer, and was selected as a collegiate orchestra participant in the 2002 Olympic Games.

Cami passed her audition to be a volunteer missionary with the Orchestra at Temple Square as a teenager many years ago, and in essence, grew up participating with the Tabernacle Choir! This lady is honored to be in a position where she can add quality and commitment to the music scene in Tooele Valley.

A personal note from Cami:

I love the uplifting, classy atmosphere that can be automatically created by simply adding live music! I want to help you with whatever you need. A trio of players is more fun, but hiring me as a solo violinist is also an option. Please use the same contact form, accessible in the menu. Just know I will be primarily promoting my trio.
 
    
Jocelyn Sciortino-Shades (viola) has been passionate about music for decades. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Southern Utah University and her Master's in Music Education with a conducting emphasis from the University of Central Missouri. Mrs. S, as she is often called in her classroom, is familiar with and has successfully taught students to play many different instruments over the years, including violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, piccolo, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, voice, piano, guitar, ukelele, and percussion. She is particularly fascinated by the neurological impact music has on individuals. She enjoys teaching band, orchestra, and choir at Excelsior Academy and loves performing in the Tooele Valley Wind Ensemble and Tooele County Symphonic Orchestra.

Several years ago, Jocelyn founded the Tooele Valley Youth Symphony to provide additional opportunities for youth in her community and adores working with and directing young musicians. Playing her viola with friends is the cherry on top. You can find Jocelyn every summer in the mountains, hiking through our gorgeous state of Utah. Among the hundreds of students she teaches every year, the most precious to her are her own eight children.
 
    
Katrina Dvorachek (cello) has had music as a major part of her life starting from a young age. She began taking lessons in the Suzuki method for piano at age four, and started cello lessons at age seven. Cello became her main focus and ultimately led to her career path of teaching music while also exploring many performing groups and opportunities throughout the years.

Katrina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While studying there, she performed regularly with the Carthage Chamber Orchestra, UW-Parkside Community Orchestra, and several mixed-instrument chamber groups. During the summers of her college years, she worked at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and performed with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra and staff string quartet.

Post-college, Katrina has taught private lessons for violin, viola, and cello students, and has also coordinated and performed with small chamber ensembles for events such as weddings and other gatherings. While she loves the classical music "standards" for these events, some of her favorite performances have included arrangements of music by The Beatles, Matt Maher, and various pop artists.

Mrs. Dvorachek currently teaches orchestra at Clarke Johnsen Jr. High in Tooele and she plays cello with the Tooele County Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys working with the other amazing musicians in the community for the yearly performances of Handel's Messiah and Rob Gardner's Lamb of God. She is excited to help bring chamber music to more events in the Tooele Valley through performing with this new trio.
 
    
We're looking forward to playing for you!