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Group Bio & History

Over the past years, the Peabody String Sinfonia has developed and maintained relationships with community partners and individual audience members by reaching many diverse audiences in the Baltimore community. The Sinfonia has collaborated with and performed at the Helping Up Mission, Hope Lodge, the Azure Family Concert series, Rise Bmore, the Baltimore Early Head Start program, MD State Correctional Facility, and Marion House. As a Peabody-based ensemble, the Sinfonia organizes an annual concert and warmth drive in partnership with the Charm City Warmth Drive at Peabody’s Griswold Hall.

Our diverse programming includes everything from Tchaikovsky and Arvo Part to Aretha Franklin and the Beatles. We have also invited various Peabody faculty members including Judith Ingolfsson (violin), John Moran (baroque cello), Shodekeh (beatboxer, dance faculty), Alan Stepansky (cello), and Victoria Chiang (viola) to play with the ensemble. Merging these musical forces with Sinfonia’s creative programming and unconventional performance format has allowed for more intimate settings where both performer and audience can connect on an equal and meaningful level before, during and after the concert. 

Leadership

Peabody String Sinfonia Student Co-Directors: Hayley Camp and Rose Wodarcyk

As the current Co-Directors of Sinfonia, Hayley and Rose are responsible for the administration elements of Sinfonia including organizing rehearsal and concert schedules and communicating with community partners. They provide student leadership in the form of organizing librarian tasks, marketing, and working together with the Faculty Mentor to determine the artistic vision of Sinfonia.

Hayley Camp

Co-Director

Violin

Hayley Camp is a violinist with roots in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington State. She has performed in venues such as Benaroya Hall, The Kennedy Center, Pantages Theater, and Zipper Hall at the Colburn School. Hayley has also had the privilege of performing at the Seattle Summer Chamber Music Festival “Music Under the Stars” event and at the Seattle Chamber Players event at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. Hayley is a founding member of the Baltimore-based Mint Trio, in which she currently performs.

While she enjoys the performance aspect of music, Hayley is invested in music education and appreciation. She was a member of the Key to Change organization, which provides low to no cost lessons for violin and viola students in the South King County area of Seattle. She enjoys coaching sectionals and chamber groups at her former youth symphony association as well as mentoring young musicians at the Evergreen Music Festival and the Five for Five: Learn to Thrive event. She was also a student ambassador for the Music for Life Organization which donates instruments to low-income public schools around Seattle. Since 2019, she has volunteered in the Peabody String Sinfonia which aims to develop kinship between Peabody and the Baltimore community through music.

Hayley is currently a student at the Peabody Conservatory in the studio of Herbert Greenberg. Outside of music, Hayley enjoys experimental baking, swimming, math, and American football (go Seahawks!).

Rose Wodarcyk

Co-Director

Viola

Violist Rose Wodarcyk is passionate about collaborating with other artists and educating young musicians. She is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, studying with Victoria Chiang.

As an ensemble musician, Rose has performed as Principal violist of the Peabody Chamber Orchestra and has been a regular substitute in the Peabody Conductors’ Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Mint Trio, which performs regularly in the Baltimore area. Rose recently joined the Peabody String Sinfonia and currently serves as Co-Director for the 2021-22 academic year.

Rose has won awards in competitions sponsored by the American String Teachers Association, Arizona MusicFest, and the Youth Symphony of the Southwest in Mesa, Arizona. She has played in masterclasses for musicians including Katherine Murdock, Jeffrey Irvine, Atar Arad, Marina Thibeault, the Jasper String Quartet, and Rachel Barton Pine. Recent music festivals include Red Rocks Winter Chamber Music in Phoenix, Arizona; Credo Chamber Music at Oberlin Conservatory, and Domaine Forget International Music Academy in Québec, Canada.

In addition to performing, Rose has experience teaching young violin and viola students in Arizona, as well as in Baltimore. During the 2020-21 school year, she served as a strings coach for the Young Artists Orchestra of the Peabody Preparatory, and ran weekly sectionals with the orchestra members. She maintains her own private studio and enjoys helping students grow into confident and capable musicians.

Rose is the recipient of a Douglas Cox viola scholarship and plays on a Cox viola made in 2016.

Judith Ingolfsson

Faulty Mentor

Violin

As Faculty Mentor, Judith Ingolfsson provides artistic mentorship and advice to the ensemble as well as providing guidance for the long term vision of the group. She assists with the choice of programming, auditioning student members, and inviting guests. Ingolfsson regularly coaches the ensemble both as soloist and from inside the group. www.judithingolfsson.com