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Ramya Tadipatri, violin

Ramya Tadipatri began private piano lessons at age five and private violin lessons at age nine, continuing both through high school.  She played violin in the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Youth Orchestras from 1999 to 2006.  In this orchestra series, she was concertmaster of the Concert Orchestra in the 2002-2003 season, and she was a member of the Principal Orchestra for three years, performing at the 2005 Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division Conference.  Also in
2005, she performed violin at the American Legion Auxiliary Laurel Girls' State Talent Show and received a musical performance award.  As an undergraduate, she played in the Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble for three years, serving as secretary her sophomore year and president her junior year.

Ramya also played the clarinet in her school concert band from 1998 to 2006 and marching band from 2002 to 2006.  She played in the Connecticut Music Educators' Association Western Region Band in 2005. In college, she continued to play clarinet in the Big Red Marching and Pep Bands.  During her junior year, she arranged Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise" for the marching band, and this was performed during halftime at a few football games.  During her senior year, she was a Show Committee Co-Chair and was responsible for selecting music and writing drill for pre-game and halftime shows, then teaching the drill to the band. 

Currently, Ramya is working at Brigham & Women's Hospital as a Technical Research Assistant.  She holds a BS in Biological Engineering from Cornell University.