Violinist Jamie Andrusyak (Lee) is a versatile performer and educator from Chicago. Before moving to Connecticut, she was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Her professional experience also included performances with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma during Civic’s annual Bach Marathon and Civic’s Centennial Celebration concert, which was broadcast live on WFMT. She currently teaches as a string orchestra coach at Connecticut College and is a private violin teacher at Thames Valley Music School. In addition to her violin pursuits, Jamie also plays as principal oboe with the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and manages an oboe reed business at www.oboeduck.com.
She is a member of the first violin section at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra since August 2023 and a substitute violinist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Jamie has received a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Indiana University (Jaime Laredo, Alexander Kerr), and a master’s degree in performance from Northwestern University (Desiree Ruhstrat). She also holds a solo performance diploma (Kevork Mardirossian) from Indiana University.
In her free time, she loves to cook delicious Korean meals and cuddle her 2 cats Bocal & Lilly.
With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Boyles conducts a wide variety of Masterworks, Pops, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, and Educational concerts. He conducted the entirety of the orchestra’s 2018 summer season, including a concert in collaboration with Doc Severinsen.
Recent guest engagements include concerts with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, and honors orchestras in Massachusetts, Nevada, Tennessee, Oregon, and Rhode Island. Boyles is a regular clinician with Manhattan Concert Productions, and Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association.
An accomplished vocalist, Boyles performed in numerous operas with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and in Arizona Opera’s first complete presentation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has sung with many professional choral ensembles across the country such as Conspirare, True Concord, Apollo’s Voice, Mon Choeur, and Cantique. In 2010, Boyles was featured as a guest soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Boyles received his Doctor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University.