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Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

 

800 Bay Harbor Dr.

Bay Harbor, MI 49770

 

Dr. David Reimer, Music Director

616.828.8321

DavidDGStrings@gmail.com

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THANK YOU TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The DGSP is grateful to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for their support in providing scholarships for students interested in individual lessons.

© 2019 Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

THE CUMMINGS STRING QUARTET

 

The Cummings String Quartet is a northern Michigan-based ensemble of professionals who perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Named after the benefactors of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program, the quartet serves as teachers and artistic representatives of the Gerber program throughout the region. 

The Cummings Quartet is excited to invest in educational opportunities and perform in a variety of recital series, including the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Recital Series, the Park Church (Grand Rapids) Music at Mid-day Series, and the Traverse City Cordia Concert Series. In recent months, The Cummings Quartet performed at its own chamber music camp in Charlevoix as well as in the historic Cheboygan Opera House. 

Ensemble Members

David Reimer

First Violinist

David Reimer is the Director of the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program and serves as the quartet’s first violinist. He has degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Ohio State University and recently was professor of violin and Director of String Studies at Calvin College. 

Iuliia Fetysenko

Second Violinist

Iuliia earned her Master's Degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music while starting her collegiate studies at the Tchaikovsky National Musical Academy in the Ukraine. She has recently performed with the Akron, Canton and Firelands Symphony Orchestras in Northern Ohio. 

Amanda Smith

Violist

Amanda pursued her studies in viola at three Michigan schools – Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, and Michigan State University. She performs with the Battle Creek, Lansing and Jackson Symphonies as well as the West Michigan New Music Collective.  

Elizabeth Bert

Cellist

Elizabeth earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Toledo after initial studies at Michigan State and has now been a member of the Traverse Symphony for 40 years. She has performed with nearly every orchestra in northern Michigan and was recently on the faculty of Northwestern Michigan 

College.