The Oxford Arts Trio was formed in 2010 and has performed numerous concerts in southwestern Ohio. Members include:
Violinist CHRISTINE HOUSE-SHUMWAY is an accomplished violinist, who serves as Director of the Virginia Pierce-Glick Young Musicians’ Program at Miami University and is Director of the Talawanda School District orchestras. A member of the Oxford Arts Trio, she received a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan, with certification in music education from Miami University. She received her Bachelor of Music from Washington State University and has studied extensively with David Cerone, Camilla Wicks, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. Her many professional activities include performances with the Bedford Springs Music Festival and positions on the faculties of the New England Music Camp, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Miami University Chamber Music Institute, and the Hamilton Honors Orchestra. She enjoys raising her two children, biking and performing for weddings, fundraisers and special events.
Pianist JEROME STANLEY received a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is an emeritus professor from Miami University’s Department of Music, where he taught for more than thirty-five years. His career included instructing students in studio piano, music theory, and ear training. Prior to his position at Miami University, he operated a private piano studio in Missouri while attending Washington University in St. Louis. As a young musician, he won the St. Louis Symphony Young Artists Competition, which led to a debut solo recital and an appearance as concerto soloist with orchestra. He has performed as a piano soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist, performing in both Europe and the United States. Most of his career has been devoted to teaching. He has also authored two books on music, one of which explores relationships between visual arts and music.
Cellist JOANNA KLETT completed her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Western Michigan University and Miami University, respectively. Her principal teachers include Jonathan Chenoweth, Bruce Uchimura, and Pansy Chang. Ms. Klett has attended Encore School for Strings, Meadowmount School of Music, and the National Orchestral Institute. In addition to her work with the Virginia Pearce Glick Young Musicians’ Program at Miami University, she maintains an active piano studio at West Chester Academy of Music in West Chester, Ohio, and is the church pianist for Seven Mile Presbyterian Church.