Versatile Cleveland musician Michele George has played violin and viola with regional symphony orchestras throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, as well as for productions at Playhouse Square and the Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. She has shared the stage with George Benson, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Roy Clark, Hawkwind, Meatloaf, and Il Divo. As an electric violinist in Cleveland, she has played with the award winning experimental space-rock band Einstein’s Secret Orchestra, the Tellers, Witch Disco, and has made appearances with Moss Stanley’s Nitebridge. Other musical collaborations include Riverfire Strings, an eclectic acoustic ensemble with guitarist Pete Cavano and cellist Jeffrey Schimelpfenig, and the Apollo String Quartet. Michele teaches students of all ages both in the classroom and through Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory Outreach, and Cuyahoga Community College. She also teaches strings through the Mark O’Connor Violin Method, unique strings method that combines classical technique and theory with American music, history, creativity, and improvisation. Michele represents the state of Ohio as a teacher at the national O’Connor Method Strings Camp in Charleston, South Carolina.