Aaron Packard, violin, maintains a varied career as a violinist, performing music of many genres and periods. He is an avid improviser and proponent of new music, working closely with composers such as Ellen Lindquist, Elizabeth Adams and Ted Hearne in New York, to find and experiment with new sound ideas. Having studied period performance with Arthur Haas at SUNY Stony Brook, his interpretations are also informed by the strength of tradition and history. He currently teaches at the Pakachoag Community Music School and at the Joy of Music Program. Recently he has been a guest artist with the Orfeo Duo, with whom he performed new music on the "Here and Now" series at Bargemusic in Brooklyn. Major violin teachers include Greg Fulkerson and the late Mitchell Stern.