A native of Minnesota, violinist Nora Scheller began her orchestral career in high school, substituting in professional orchestras from the age of 15. She began her studies with Patti Tryhus and Marilyn Bos and continued with violinists Peter McGuire and Helen Chang-Haertzen of the Minnesota Orchestra, before attending the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with DSO Concertmaster Alexander Kerr. At 19, she was the youngest pupil since Joshua Bell to be accepted into the University’s prestigious Artist Diploma Program. In 2012, Ms. Scheller was chosen as a member of the IU Starling Chamber Players where she collaborated with Kerr and cellist Eric Kim, performing in several chamber music series across the U.S. She was also selected to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Conservatory Project series and later performed on IU’s Faculty Recital series with violinist Jorja Fleezanis and violist Stephen Wyrczynski. Ms. Scheller has participated as a Fellow in the Verbier and Aspen festivals, where she was Assistant Concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony in 2013.