A current resident in downtown Phoenix, violist Allyson Wuenschel is honored to be a part of a thriving musical and cultural center. Her passion ignites through performing and teaching; she believes in music as a means for connection, communication and expression and her greatest joy is sharing this with others. Before arriving in Phoenix to pursue her doctoral studies, Ms. Wuenschel received her Bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in 2005 and a Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2007. As the viola teacher at Rosie’s House, Ms. Wuenschel also holds teaching positions at Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix College, and maintains a private studio. Ms Wuenschel is an active freelance musician in the Valley performing regularly with the West Valley Symphony and Musica Nova. She is a founding member of the Burn City String Quartet.