Charlotte Crosmer


Charlotte Crosmer discovered a love for chamber music early on, growing up playing in a string quartet with her siblings. In addition to her classical studies, she started experimenting with improvising and old-time fiddle music. This interest led her to winning numerous fiddling contests around the state (including the Arkansas State Old-time Fiddling Championship at age 12) as well as an appearance as a featured performer on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion.

Charlotte completed a B.M. in Violin Performance at the University of Central Arkansas ('11) where she studied with Dr. Linda Hsu. She went on to study with Aaron Berofsky at the University of Michigan and graduated with Masters degrees in Chamber Music and Violin Performance ('14). That summer, she was selected as a Young Performing Artist for the Almalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival and performed in solo recitals in Maiori, Italy.

In 2015, she was invited to join the cast of Barrage 8 and toured with them for one year. While she was in the group, they performed high energy shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Canada and 23 U.S. states. In the summer of 2017, she toured all over Japan as a member of the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Charlotte has recently accepted a position with the Quapaw String Quartet and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. She can also be heard fiddling with bluegrass groups Big Still River and Runaway Planet.