Consuelo Sherba, violist, is artistic director and a founding member of the performance ensemble Aurea. She has been on the applied music faculty at Brown University since 1986, teaches at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, and performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Consuelo has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Boston Pops, and has been a member of the Atlanta Chamber Players, principal violist of the Atlanta Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and the West Virginia Symphony. From 1983-2000, she was violist of the Charleston String Quartet, in residence at Brown University and performing with the quartet throughout the United States, Europe and Scandinavia. Conssuelo is a graduate of the LaGuardia School for the Arts in New York City, and City College of New York, with graduate work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Aspen Institute for Advanced Quartet Studies.