Newport Symphony Concertmaster Casey Bozell, violinist, is a diverse and energetic performer based in Portland, Oregon. She has She is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral player, holding positions with the Portland Opera Orchestra and Oregon Ballet Theater. She has been invited to perform solo guest artist recitals at the University of Northern Colorado, Eastern Oregon University, and Linfield College, and has performed as a soloist with the Beaverton Symphony, Linfield Chamber Orchestra, Corban University Orchestra, and the Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra. She has served on the faculty of the Young Musicians and Artists summer camp since 2010, and is a founding member of the Portland-based piano trio Hammers and Bows.
Both an advocate and admirer of new music, Casey makes it a mission to regularly commission new compositions by talented local composers. Her compositional recital series have led to world premiere compositions by local talents Thomas Barber, Amelia Bierly, Douglas Detrick, and Nora Ryan.
As the director of the Casey Bozell Music Studio, she has a constantly growing violin, viola, and piano studio to compliment her eighteen years of private teaching experience. She is adjunct professor of violin and viola at Marylhurst University, and is the director of the Concordia University String Ensemble. Her students have participated in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Pro-Arte Youth Orchestra, Oregon All-State Orchestra, and have won college scholarships and concerto competitions across the Pacific Northwest region.
Casey’s former teachers include Gerardo Ribeiro, Richard Fuchs, and Harold Wippler. She received her Bachelors of Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Masters of Music Performance from Northwestern University. She plays on an 1874 Frederic Diehl violin.