Julie Elhard, viola da gamba, performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Elhard has won an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a Jerome Foundation grant. She received a Performing Artist Certificate in viola da gamba from the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, The Netherlands. She has taught at workshops across North America and is publishing a new method for teaching children and adult beginners the viola da gamba.