Hudson Valley Strings


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About Us

Meet some of our members
In 2012 I was asked to provide music at a local fundraising dinner.  I got some musician friends together to prepare some concert music.  The dinner guests thought they would hear easy listening background music, but were surprised by the great music we performed for them.  The concert music was a hit, elevating the dinner, even more than we expected.  Hudson Valley Strings was born!   

Jeanne Fox
 (cello) is currently principal cello for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Opera Theater. Ms. Fox maintains a large class of private cello students and is a film music consultant by day with extensive film and television credits.  She holds performance degrees from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.
Marka Young (violin) is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and is Concertmaster of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra.  She also performs with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and American Classical Orchestra.  Ms. Young holds a Doctorate and Master of music from SUNY Stony Brook and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.  She maintains a large class of violin students in the Mid-Hudson Region.   
  Tara Goozée (violin) performs with the Hudson Valley Piano Trio and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.  She has toured Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong with the New York City Symphony and the American Symphony Orchestras. She has performed with the Grand Opera of New York, the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic and many others. Ms. Goozée currently teaches orchestra at Suffern Middle School in Rockland County.  She received her training at San Francisco State University and then moved to the east coast to attend Manhattan School of Music and went on to receive her MAT from Lehman College.

Lauren Buono
is principal viola for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, and also plays with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Opera Theater.   She teaches in the Monroe-Woodbury school district, and has a class of private violin and viola students.  Ms Buono received her Bachelor degree at Ithaca College and completed the Masters studies in chamber music performance at San Francisco Conservatory.

   Donna Kushner (violin) is currently principal second violin at the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Opera Theater.  She teaches at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz NY.  Donna is a graduate of the Crane School of Music
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