Our Violin, Viola, & Cello Educators Idaho Music Academy
Violin and Viola
Jennifer Fife has been teaching private violin and viola lessons for 17 years and has made Idaho Music Academy home to her studio since it opened in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance and has worked with artists such as Jim Cockey, Josh Groban, and Moody Blues, and has performed for The Producers, Gianni Schicci, Madame Butterfly, Our Town, La Fille du Regiment, Annie Get Your Gun, the Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Brigadoon, and many more. She is a freelance musician with Opera Idaho, Boise Music Week, McCall Chamber Orchestra and Cathedral of the Rockies. As the owner and principal violinist of Silhouette String Ensemble, she performs regularly for events throughout the Treasure Valley and the state of Idaho.
Throughout her membership in the National Federation of Music Clubs she has held the offices of National Crusade for Strings Chairman, Idaho Federation of Music Clubs State President, Awards Chairman, Composition Chairman, and currently serves the Boise Tuesday Musicale as the local Crusade for Strings Chairman. Her students earn top honors in their school orchestras and regularly achieve Superior ratings at Festivals and perform in the Youth Symphony and Honor Orchestras.
Jennifer loves to teach all levels – from first-time beginner to advanced – and stresses the love of music through practice, theory, technique, solos, and concert attendance.
Ava Camilo is a cellist at Boise State University seeking her BA in Music Performance. She began her studies with Nancy B. Wilson, and currently studies with Dr. Brian Hodges. In her first year at Boise State, she won the BSU Concerto-Aria competition and performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with Boise State University Symphony. In Summer 2017 she received a fellowship to attend the Marrowstone Music Festival in affiliation with the Seattle Symphony, and in 2018 she attended the International Cello Institute in Minnesota.
Ava has been principal cellist of the Boise State Symphony, Idaho All-State Honor Orchestra, and Boise Youth Philharmonic. She has had the opportunity to work with esteemed cellists such as Mark Kosower, Anthony Ross, Myron Lutzke, and Silver Ainomäe.
Ava has a passion for teaching students from all ages and skill levels, from kids to adults and beginning to advanced students. She works with each student’s unique needs to help develop practice strategies tailored to their individual learning styles.