Conductor and 1st violin coach Lucy Rouse has led the FAME orchestra since 1994. She has been a member of the North Carolina Symphony and New Orleans Symphony, and for 25 years has been a member of the Live Wire String Quartet, gives educational concerts in the Baltimore public schools.. Ms. Rouse received her Bachelor of Music from Bucknell University, her Master of Music from Miami University, and continued her graduate work at Peabody Conservatory, where she chaired the Peabody Preparatory String Department for ten years.
2nd violin coach and co-founder of FAME, Collette Wichert is a member of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Gettysburg Symphony and the Shippensburg Festival Symphony, and a former member of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra. Mrs. Wichert has served on the faculties of Quincy University and Towson University, and is the founder and director of the Chamber Music Invitational workshop for advanced young chamber musicians. In 2005 she was awarded "String Teacher of the Year" by her ASTA colleagues for the State of Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Mrs. Wichert received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance with Paul Rolland at the University of Illinois, and has also studied with such renowned teachers as Roman Totenberg, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and the Guarneri String Quartet.
Cello coach Doug Jameson is Principal Cellist of Inscape Chamber Orchestra and the Prince George’s Philharmonic, and performs with the Victoria Piano Trio. Mr. Jameson regularly records with Inscape for the Dorian Sono Luminus label, including for their critically acclaimed releases American Aggregate and Sprung Rhythm, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Doug has performed internationally with the Singapore Symphony and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, toured China twice as a member of the Mantovani Orchestra, and has performed with the Annapolis Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, and Kennedy Center Gospel Choir Orchestra. Doug received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Cello Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He is on the faculty at the Park School and the Baltimore String Orchestra Camp.
Viola coach Catherine Frey is a graduate from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Richard Field, principal violist of the Baltimore Symphony. Ms. Frey performs regularly with the Lancaster Symphony, the Delaware Symphony and Delaware Opera. Ms. Frey is also an active chamber musician, and teaches violin and viola at McDonogh School, the Gilman School, and the Friends School of Baltimore.