2021 CAMP COUNSELORS
Carman Devereux, a native of Western Colorado, started her journey with strings instrument when she was twelve years old and began taking violin lessons. She joined orchestra in high school and has never looked back. She studied music at Colorado Mesa University for four years, but has since left to pursue other passions. However, that hasn’t quenched her love for music and the violin. She especially loves collaborative playing, her favorite group to play with being with a mariachi band!
Carman has been a counselor for Camp Con Brio since 2014, after being a camper herself. She enjoys building relationships with the campers while building their love for music. She looks forward to many more years working with the camp and fostering a fun and unique experience for every camper.
When Carman isn’t playing violin/viola, or working with the camp, she enjoys writing, hiking, traveling, playing video games, spending time with her loved ones, and dreaming of owning a husky.
Chaeli Ferguson is a musician and educator in the Northern Colorado area. She received her Master of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2017 where she studied viola with Dr. Christopher Luther. In 2015, she graduated from UNC with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree where she studied violin with Margaret Soper Gutierrez, Shawn Murphy, and Richard Fuchs. Chaeli also explored other passions in her undergraduate degree, including Environmental & Sustainability Studies and Spanish. She served as an officer of the UNC chapter of the American String Teachers Association for five years, and assisted in recruiting for the UNC String Project. She enjoyed performing and studying with professors at UNC, including the University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Russell Guyver.
In addition to teaching elementary music and middle school orchestra in Greeley-Evans School District 6, Chaeli currently plays viola in both the Loveland Orchestra and the Longmont Symphony, and maintains a private string studio serving students in the Northern Colorado area. During the summer, Miss Ferguson enjoys teaching and performing at various music camps in Colorado and other states.