Jacqueline Bedrey is a junior at The College of Saint Rose pursuing a B.M. in Music Education; she studies viola under the tutelage of Tania Susi. In addition to attending college, Jacqui teaches viola, violin and piano lessons at The Guilderland Music Academy. A native of Saratoga Springs, she spent summers at the NYSSA School of Orchestral Studies and The Lake Luzerne Music Center. While at Lake Luzerne, she met former director Toby Blumenthal, who recognized Jacqui’s talent and arranged for her to purchase a unique viola. This 1995 model by Clif Alsop is a 16″ Viola d’Amore in the style of Hiroshi Iizuka. Jacqueline has used it to perform abroad in Germany, Austria and Italy.