Laura Dalbey grew up in Billings, received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Wheaton College Conservatory, and her master’s degree in education from MSU-Billings. Violin teachers she has studied with include Dr. Nancy Critelli, Vikki Payne, Randy Tracy, Mary LaMonaca, Dr. Lee Joiner, and many others through Suzuki and other violin pedagogy workshops. She has taught violin, viola, and piano privately for over 20 years, general music in the public schools, and is currently the orchestra director at Saint Francis Catholic School. Along with teaching, she performs with the Billings Symphony, Rimrock Opera Orchestra, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Copper Kelly, Yellowstone Chamber Players, and is the music director at her church. In her spare time, she loves to read, ski, and play with her nieces and nephews
Lindsey Selman was born and raised in Yellowstone County. The daughter of a piano teacher, she has been surrounded by music her whole life. She began piano lessons at the age of five, and violin lessons at eleven years. Her first orchestra experience was the Billings Honor Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Jackman. Three years later she joined the Billings Symphony at sixteen, performing with them until leaving the state for college. Under the instruction of George Figuaroa and Ty Myers, she earned a BA in music with a focus on violin performance from Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City. In addition to the Billings Symphony, she has performed with the Las Cruces Symphony, the Juarez Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Civic Orchestra, Rimrock Opera Company, and various recording projects. She spent several years deeply involved in church music, performing and conducting workshops in eleven states, Canada, and Russia. She has also studied with Diane Fossen, Barbara Kirk, Uri Barnea, Randy Tracy, John Kirk, and Guillermo Quezada. Currently, Lindsey plays with the Billings Symphony and various ensembles in the Billings area, and maintains a private studio.
LAUREN CARR began playing viola through the Billings Public Schools at the age 10 and later developed a fondness for chamber music during her teenage years at Red Lodge Music Festival. She has studied with Jenanne Solberg, Uri Barnea, Dr. Michael Jamanis, Dr. Peter Chun, John Kirk, and Randy Tracy. After earning her BA in anthropology and music at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, she went on to teach music theory, ear training, and viola improvisation at Forerunner Music Academy in Kansas City, MO. While in the midwest, Lauren contributed
to several live and studio albums for various recording artists. She has performed with professional orchestras in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, and Bolivia, but she continues to enjoy playing with live bands of all genres. While pursuing a masters in education from MSU-B, she teaches
orchestra at Billings Christian School, elementary music at Sunrise Montessori, and a private studio of viola, violin, and piano students.
Music/Cello Performance at U of Wyoming. She has studied with Carol Critelli, Linda Kuhn, Morag Nothey and Barbara Theim. Mary
has performed with orchestras in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Wisconsin and Calgary, Canada. She is assistant principal cellist with the Billings Symphony and performs regularly throughout Montana. She currently maintains a private cello teaching studio in Billings.