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Alexis Shambley

Instrument: Violin

Education: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Class of 2018 and 2020

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Joined the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Program in 2018

Inspirations as a musician: My parents who are also classical musicians inspire me every day with their stories and experiences in the music world. Also, how music can tell stories and affect people in ways other art forms can’t.

Current playlist: A lot of Neo-soul, spoken word rap, alternative hip hop and of course, classical music.

Favorite things to do in Cincinnati: The swings at Smale Riverfront Park, the Contemporary Arts Center, FCC games, and catching movies at Esquire Theatre in Ludlow.

More About Alexis

A native of Dallas, Texas, Alexis Shambley recently received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from CCM under the tutelage of String Department Chair Won-Bin Yim. Shambley started violin at age four and studied primarily with her mother, Xiao-mei Pelletier of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

She has previously attended the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and The National Orchestral Institute and Festival as well as performed with local orchestras including Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, she enjoys doing outreach performances and participating in chamber music competitions, most recently placing second in CCM’s Annual Chamber Music Competition with her then sextet in 2016.

Shambley will begin her master’s degree at CCM in the Fall of 2018 where she will study with String Department Chair Won-Bin Yim.

“I am so honored to be a CCM/CSO Diversity Fellow and believe the program will help me achieve my goal of winning orchestral auditions,” Shambley said. “This opportunity is also particularly important to me because I aspire to one day create a studio aimed at providing music education to underrepresented youth.”