Donna Carnes - violin
Lincoln native Donna Carnes enjoys teaching violinists and violists of all ages. She currently maintains a large studio and also teaches at Nebraska Wesleyan and Child's View Montessori. For many years Donna has been on the faculty of SAIL music camp. She has been a clinician at numerous workshops in Nebraska and Iowa.
Donna can frequently be heard in performances with the Nebraska Chamber Players, the Summit String Quartet and the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra (in the position of principal second violinist). She is a former member of the Classic Quartet and the Omaha Symphony.
Ms. Carnes earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied with Robert Emile. She also studied with Bernhard Goldschmidt at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Donna and her husband, Dave Hughes, are kept busy with four (!) boys—Dylan, Evan, Liam and Rhys. Dave spins records and the boys provide live trombone, guitar and piano music. If you can't find Donna, she's playing with her dogs.