Valerie Selander Voisey graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto, and continued her studies with noted American teaching team of Almita and Roland Vamos and with Jascha Milkis, former concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony. Her work includes a broad repertoire of symphonic, choral, opera, and commercial experience, performing with such ensembles as the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the National Ballet of Canada. She was concertmaster of the Valley Festival Orchestra, performing choral and chamber music in the Ottawa Valley. She has played in the Toronto productions of “The Producers” and “Phantom of the Opera”, and for several years with the Casino Rama Orchestra, appearing with such notable performers as Roger Hodgson and Celtic Woman. Locally, Valerie is Principal Second Violin of the Huronia Symphony in Barrie. She teaches violin in Orillia and Barrie, and adjudicates and coaches groups around southern Ontario. She is the founder and leader of the Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra, a student classical ensemble of all ages based in Orillia, and is active in the thriving Canadian Old Time fiddling scene around Simcoe County.