Having live music at your wedding adds an element of elegance that Uncle Bob’s iPhone just can’t be compared to! Having strings offers a classic, romantic feel to your wedding, the sound of string instruments such as a violin brings volume and incredible intensity to your wedding that will set the mood for your guests.
Having a “solo violinist” is perfect for a small and intimate wedding in back yards, parks, or even a chapel wedding. Take for example Shauna Hormiere who is a passionate violinist with 18 years of music studies, performances, and experiences. Shauna strives to reach the greatest level of her technical and performing capabilities while bending the musical boundaries in her composing and songwriting.
She has played with the Butler University Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Youth Symphony, the Youth Symphony of DuPage, and the Wheaton Pops Orchestra. Shauna has been concertmistress of the OPUS orchestra, Glenbard West Orchestra, the Civic Theatre Orchestra in Indianapolis, as well as the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Klinder Graduate Quartet. She has played side-by-sides with The East Coast Chamber Orchestra and played in masterclasses for ensembles such as Brooklyn Rider and The Eroica Trio. Additionally, she has toured Italy and Slovenia with the International Music Festival of the Adriatic.
Shauna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Butler University. She completed her master’s degree in Violin Performance at Ohio University, studying with a full scholarship and assistantship under Dawn Wohn.
But what do you have Shauna do at your wedding? The wedding ceremonies are the most common part of your wedding for a solo violisnt like Shauna, but having strings at your wedding in other parts can help you have a unique soundtrack to your wedding day unlike any other type of music you can have. Here are a few ideas on how having Shauna can weave into your wedding planning.
Ceremony – having a prelude as your guest arrive and processional music as your wedding party enters the ceremony, and then as the wedding party and guest head to cocktail hour.
Cocktail Hour – While you’re off getting those amazing photos, entertain your guest with the sound of music.
Dinner – The soft sound of strings playing while you and your guest dine.
Your wedding music should be one of those things that are straightforward while planning. Working with Shauna to plan your sound and music for the day is just one less worry on your wedding day.
You can contact her on her website https://shaunaviolin.com/