Peggy Copley (flutist, clarinetist, oboist) received her Bachelor’s in music education with a performance certificate in clarinet from the University of South Carolina. She began her graduate work at North Texas State University and later completed her master’s in Woodwind’s Performance at the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University.
She has taught music in the public schools for 23 years for grades pre-K- college and has taught in Aiken and Beaufort, South Carolina and at two schools for DoDDS in Japan. She has served as a private woodwind instructor for over 30 years in South Carolina, Texas, and Japan. Ms. Copley has performed with orchestras, chamber music ensembles and bands in Augusta, Georgia; Yokosuka Japan; Sasebo, Japan; Columbia, Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina.
Olive Warrenfeltz (violinist) received her bachelor’s of music degree from Oberlin College. She taught string music in the Buffalo Public school system for 15 years. She moved to Columbia, SC and played with the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra (now called the South Carolina Philharmonic). She then spent the next three years in Charlottesville, Virginia where she performed with the Lynchburg Orchestra. Since retiring to Beaufort, she has performed with the Hilton Head Symphony, the Beaufort Orchestra and with a variety of groups as a soloist and chamber music musician.
Arleen Melamed (cellist) received her undergraduate degree in music education at West Virginia University and has a Master of Arts in performance from Trenton State College.
She has performed in community symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles during her 35 years in the Philadelphia area before moving to the Lowcountry in 2004. She taught middle and high school strings and orchestra in public schools in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as well as teaching Suzuki violin for more than 20 years. Presently, she is a member of the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra.