Dr. Josephine Liu Moerschel
In addition in her busy performing schedule, Dr. Moerschel advocates tirelessly for music education. She has worked as a coach for the teaching artists of the LA Philharmonic education department, and serves on the boards of the Greater LA area branch of the American String Teachers’ Association as well as the Southern California Viola Society. Currently she is the executive and artistic director of Elemental Strings, a youth orchestra for elementary school students in the Santa Monica community. Dr. Moerschel has co-directed Violafest Los Angeles, bringing together viola students ranging in age from 9 through 25 to celebrate the viola, and has also served as co-director of the LA branch of Junior Chamber Music, a program that brings together students to study and share in the joys of chamber music. In addition to teaching at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, Dr. Moerschel is also on the string faculty of Long Beach City College and a frequent guest teacher in local music programs around southern California.
Dr. Moerschel is grateful to have studied with such teachers as Donald McInnes, Roger Myers, Masao Kawasaki, and Emmanuel Vardi.