jArrowsmith Professor Dr. Jamie Arrowsmith
Director of the Strings Program
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7407Jamie Arrowsmith joined the Cambrian Music Faculty in 2005 after an illustrious career as a chamber musician.  He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Kent State University, and has participated in the Hartt School of Music’s Artist Diploma Program, where he was also adjunct professor of viola in the school’s Community Education Division.

Mr. Arrowsmith has studied and performed with many world renowned string quartets and chamber musicians, and has appeared at many leading festivals and arts series, including the BRAVO! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Strings in the Mountains Chamber Music Festival.  He has won numerous first prize awards as a chamber musician, including the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the MTNA Chamber Music Competition and the Green Lake String Quartet Competition.  He has performed throughout the United States, England and Canada as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and soloist.  His conducting studies have included classes and workshops at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and Brunel University.

As an educator, Jamie has worked in many varied environments, from city schools in New York to rural communities in Kentucky.  He has been a string coach for the Connecticut Youth Symphony, and was an artist in residence for Young Audiences of Rochester.  He is very active as an instructor with the Cambrian Academy of Music and frequently performs in classrooms around the Sudbury region.

Jamie is currently joint coordinator of the School of Music and head of the string department at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario.  He is the music director of the award winning Sudbury Youth Orchestra and rehearsal conductor of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.  He frequently travels across the country as a string adjudicator and clinician.


Professor Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould, Violin
(705) 923-2046

Beth (B.M. Indiana University Bloomington, M.M. University of Arizona) made her soloist debut at the age of 16 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has performed throughout the United States including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and has toured Europe with Sir George Solti and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra. She has performed chamber music with many renowned artists including Lynn Harrell and Yefim Bronfman, has worked under conductors such as David Zinman, Neeme Jarvi, Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Christoph Dohnanyi, and has performed in concert at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, ENCORE, Music ’98, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Hermopoulis International Guitar Festival,Greece, the Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Austria, the Guitar Foundation of America Conference, the Cortona Contemporary Chamber Music Festival and Soundscape-Pavia New Music festival in Italy. Beth has received many honors and awards such as ENCORE performance grant from the American Composers Forum, 2 Barlow Commissioning Grants, Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant, and a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio 2 Commissioning Grant, among others. Her primary teachers have included Linda Cerone and Victor Danchenko at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Eugene Gratovich at University of Texas Austin, Conny Kiradjieff, Andreas Reiner of the Rosamunde String Quartet, Mark Rush at the University of Arizona, and Nelli Shkolnikova at Indiana University. Chamber Music coaches have included Henry Meyer from the Lasalle Quartet, Paul Katz from the Cleveland Quartet and Phillip Setzer from the Emerson Quartet. As an artist living in the 21rst century, Beth embraces music by living composers and has commissioned over 100 works for Violin and Guitar Duo with her husband and Director of Guitar Studies at Cambrian College Prof. Dr. Matthew Gould as Duo46, and mixed trios with Cello, Viola, Piano, Flute, Mandolin and Computer. Beth currently teaches violin at Cambrian College, the Music Academy at Cambrian, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Conservatory and Laurentian University. More about her at

Beth teaches traditional and Suzuki Method and Mark O’conner Method; trained through Book 10 (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Hartt School of Music).

She is currently Concertmaster for the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.