Violinist Jamilyn Richardson has established an active career as a music educator and performer in the Phoenix area. A native of Arizona, Jamilyn received her Master of Arts degree in Music from Arizona State University as a student of Katherine McLin and Danwen Jiang. Jamilyn has performed in a variety of ensembles including ASU’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Flagstaff Symphony, and is currently the violinist of her tango ensemble, Mal Paso Tango. As a chamber musician, Jamilyn has worked with members of the Brentano, Juilliard, and St. Lawrence String Quartets. She has also attended international music festivals, such as InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy. Teaching private violin lessons since 2000, Jamilyn maintains a large private studio in the Valley. Her students regularly participate in Regional and All-State honor ensembles and some of her former students are currently pursuing music studies at major universities. Jamilyn is currently the Director of Orchestras at BASIS Ahwatukee, a position she has held since 2013.