Casey McGrath | Violin
Casey McGrath holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was a student of Stefan Milenkovich. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at Butler University's Jordan College of Fine Arts in Indianapolis as a student of Larry Shapiro and received her Master of Music degree in violin performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 2007, where she studied with both Kurt Sassmannshaus and Brittany MacWilliams. She is also a long time student of Drew Lecher of Naperville, IL.
Casey currently serves as concertmaster for the Fox Valley Orchestra (Aurora, IL) violin soloist for the Antiqua Baroque Consort, and most recently, Tango Espejo, an ensemble dedicated to the work of Astor Piazzolla. She performs with the New Philharmonic (Chicago) and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with the Elgin Symphony, the New Millennium Philharmonic, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Lafayette, Kokomo and Marion Symphony Orchestras, the Symphony Orchestra of the Pacific (2005), and the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca. She has recorded as violin soloist with Argentinian band Los Pinguos for their album, Serenata (peermusic, 2003) and has recently finished recording the soundtrack for the upcoming film, DeadlyEmbrace, with Tango Espejo.
Casey has performed as soloist with the Fox Valley Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, the Joliet Symphony, and the Fox Valley Philharmonic, and will return to the solo stage next season. She is currently a professor of applied music studies in violin and viola at both Lewis University and Joliet Junior College.