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     A native of Ashland, Oregon, Abby studied Violin Performance with Fritz Gearhart at the University of Oregon, where she was named the 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Strings. Abby earned her Master's and Doctorate in Violin Performance with Scott Flavin at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where she served as a Henry Mancini Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant.​ Her doctoral research culminated in her thesis, entitled "Job Satisfaction of Orchestral Musicians: The Effects of Non-Performance Organizational Roles."

     As a member of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Abby performed live in concert with John Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Gloria Estefan, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Barry Manilow, Matthew Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Mark O'Connor, Jon Secada, and Rita Moreno. She appeared on a live PBS Special "Jazz and the Philharmonic," featuring Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Mark O’Connor, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, and produced by Phil Ramone; and live PBS Special "Gloria Estefan: The Standards." Abby is now a member of Nu Deco Ensemble, where she has collaborated with artists such as Wyclef Jean, PJ Morton, Corey Henry, Jacob Collier, and Macy Gray. She also frequently performs with the Naples Philharmonic, where she has shared the stage with Itzhak Perlman, Immanuel Ax, and Joshua Bell. Other regular ensembles include the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, and Atlantic Classical Orchestra, in addition to performances with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, José Feliciano, Natalie Cole, the Marley Brothers, and with KSHMR at the Ultra and Ilesoniq Music Festivals.

     Abby maintains a private violin studio, in addition to serving as the Personnel Manager for Nu Deco Ensemble.


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