Alicia Tremmel received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois, Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music in violin performance and a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Akron. She has attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, Meadowmount School of Music, North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Concert Tour to Germany and Italy and the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra Professional Training Program. Alicia has served as the Concertmaster of Canton Symphony and Ashland Symphony Orchestras. Other orchestral experience includes performing in the first violin sections of the West Virginia Symphony, Akron Symphony and currently the Lakeside Summer Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her long association with the Divertimento String Quartet, she has collaborated as a chamber music musician with many ensembles throughout the Northeast Ohio region and beyond.
While currently a string specialist/orchestra director with the Mansfield City Schools, her other pursuits as an educator include college string methods instruction, and serving as a clinician and adjudicator. She was recently honored to be a presenter/clinician at the American String Teachers Association’s National Conference in Kansas City. Alicia has taught privately violin, viola, cello and piano. Her students have graduated from higher education schools such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan, Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory and area Ohio state universities.
In Alicia’s free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, reading, cooking, boating and camping. She also enjoys home improvement projects with her husband Mike, accompanying her daughter Emily’s vocal performances and watching her son, Collin play baseball.
Becky Holliday is a graduate of Kent State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Becky had a distinguished career as a string specialist in the Brunswick Schools and has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Ohio and other regional All State engagements. Becky has been a violinist with the Ashland, Mansfield and Akron Symphony Orchestras and is also a member of the Lakeside Summer Symphony Orchestra along with Divertimento colleagues Alicia and husband Keith.