Lisa Watkins has been a member of the Lincoln Symphony for 25 years and has performed as first violinist with the Omaha Symphony and Sioux City Symphony. Ms. Watkins is an active freelance violinist and performs regularly with the Nebraska Chamber Symphony Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller Orchestra and has performed with Third Chair Chamber Players as well as J.S. Bach and Friends touring cities and towns in the Midwest, specializing in the music of Bach. In the summer Ms. Watkins is a member of the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, at the Chautauqua on Lake Erie in Lakeside, Ohio. Ms. Watkins leads Classic Quartet and is a member of Lincoln String Quartet. Ms. Watkins founded and directs Lincoln String Camp and the Lincoln Summer Youth Ensemble. Ms. Watkins holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music where she was a student of Shirley Givens and a Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has private students in Lincoln and Omaha.