Shelley Livingston

Shelley Livingston

Conductor of the DUSS Youth Symphony; Artistic Manager of Orchestras; Teacher of Violin, Viola and Chamber music

Shelley Livingston, Conductor of the Duke University String School Youth Symphony Orchestra, is recognized for her many contributions to the arts, both locally and internationally.

As guest artist at the Laredo Institute in Cochabamba, Bolivia, she conducted master classes for advanced violin students.  While there, her students performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Cochabamba in La Paz.  Her talents and expertise as conductor, ensemble coach, private violin teacher and performer have guided students to top honors in public, private and charter schools in Texas, North Carolina and Connecticut.

Ms. Livingston attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of North Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Performance.  As Director of Orchestras at Orange Charter School, she provided opportunities for performance and partnership in the world of string education for families and communities who have discovered the joy and beauty of music.

Ms. Livingston also performs with the  Durham Symphony, serving as principal second violin and she has been a violin teacher in a program for minority and disadvantaged students called “Young Strings of the Triangle”, sponsored by the North Carolina Symphony.

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