About the Musicians


Violinist Julie Bougher
has been playing the violin since the age of 5. She holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Temple University and has performed in orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Julie is a member of the Delaware Symphony, Allentown Symphony and Riverside Symphonia. She is actively involved in string pedagogy, having participated in the Starling-DeLay Symposium at The Juilliard School and taught at Temple University, where she was also Artist in Residence. In addition, Julie is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and teaches privately.

James Finegan started his violin studies at the age of ten. He received both his Bachelor and Master degrees from Temple University, under the tutelage of William dePasquale. James has participated in numerous summer festivals, including the National Orchestral Institute, AIMS in Graz, Spoleto USA, and the National Repertory Orchestra, with which he was a featured soloist. He is currently a member of the Delaware Symphony, is on the faculty at Lehigh University, and is an active freelance musician in the Philadelphia area.

Violist Steven Heitlinger
is a graduate of Temple University, and also holds degrees from the University of Maryland and Arizona State University. He has toured the United States and Europe with many orchestras, and he appears regularly as a chamber musician in the Philadelphia area. Steven is currently on the faculty of Temple University's Music Preparatory Division where he teaches violin and viola.

Andrea Weber
is a cello teacher and freelance musician in the Philadelphia area. She holds a B. M. from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Temple University. She performs regularly with Symphony in C and the Lancaster Symphony and has been a member of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Symphony Orchestra. Andrea enjoys teaching students of all levels and currently teaches at the LEAP Academy in Camden and Musicopia Orchestra and in a private studio. When she is not playing classical music, she enjoys playing with her band. 


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