March 21, 2012

Elizabeth Geistkemper

Elizabeth Geistkemper began viola lessons when she was nine-years-old. She currently works as a registered nurse part time, is married and has two young children.

January 31, 2012

Charles Miranda

MM – Eastman School of Music
BM – Indiana University

Violist Charles Miranda earned his bachelor’s degree in violin from Indiana University and his master’s degree in viola performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., studying with teachers including Heidi Castelman and Jeffrey Irvine. Miranda participated in the Cleveland Quartet Seminar while at Eastman, and has performed at the Blue Hill and Aspen Music festivals.

Charles was a member of the Pioneer String Quartet, and currently performs with the Des Moines Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera along with teaching at the Des Moines Symphony Academy.

January 30, 2012

Jonanne Tucker

Jonanne Tucker graduated from Drake University with a bachelor of arts degree and a minor in business studies.  She currently works full-time at ITA Group but stays musically involved with various gigs around Des Moines in addition to symphony performances.