Julie Elhard, viola da gamba, appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and has made several appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, including the St. Matthew Passion by Bach under the direction of Nicholas McGegan. Ms. Elhard has received multiple grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board as well as a Jerome Foundation grant. Ms. Elhard received a Performing Artist Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, Netherlands and has taught at workshops in North America and at the Viola da Gamba Society of America’s national conclaves. She currently teaches viola da gamba at St. Olaf and Macalester colleges, and at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and has created a method for the viola da gamba called the Passamezzo Method. Ms. Elhard is currently the Concalve Music Director for the Viola da Gamba Society of America.