Our string quartet, string duo, and string trio are very popular for weddings in Chicago and Northwest Indiana! Meet the musicians:  Here are our biographies, credentials, and more links to learn about us!

Patricia White

Patricia White Cellist Patricia White  is the leader of Stringsound Ensembles.  Patricia is a graduate of The Juilliard School, from which she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Cello Performance. Patricia teaches cello privately in her flourishing home studio. In addition to an active freelance career, she plays with the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

Nora FriskViolist Nora Frisk holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been principal violist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra since 1987, and also performs with the following orchestras: the Kalamazoo Symphony, the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and the Grand Rapids Symphony. Nora is adjunct professor of viola at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a member of the innovative duo LaSté, which pairs viola and steel drums in recital performances and children's programs. For more information on LaSté, click here to e-mail Nora.

Nora Frisk

Tamara Ringas

Violinist Tammie Ringas graduated with honors from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. There, she majored in violin and received both her Bachelor and Master of Performance degrees. Tammie has been the winner of prestigious competitions, including the Rose Faye Centennial Competition, which resulted in a solo performance at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Currently, Tammie teaches advanced violin at the Northwest Indiana Suzuki Academy, she freelances in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area, and performs regularly as a recitalist.

Violinist/Violist Tim Kopf has been the orchestra director at Valparaiso High School since 1995. Tim is a versatile musician who is skilled on many musical instruments. As a concert violinist, he has performed with orchestras in Lincoln Center, NY,and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.As conductor he routinely visits the ISSMA Music Finals with his school orchestra who have been recognized as the 2004 State Champion Concert Orchestra in Indiana!" Tim received his B.S. in Musical Education from the University of Illinois, his Master's degree from the University of Notre Dame, and attended the doctoral program in Musical Education at the University of Michigan.

Tim Kopf

Violinist/Violist Monica Schafer is a graduate of Valparaiso University, where she received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Monica went on to receive her Master of Performance degree from the Peabody Conservatory. Monica teaches orchestra in the Valparaiso School System and performs actively as a freelance musician in the Northwest Indiana and Chicago area.

Monica Schafer

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Stringsound Ensembles are led by Patricia White.  | (219) 884-0612  |  pat941@comcast.net