Densi Rushing

Densi Rushing began playing the violin at age seven in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attained degrees in both Music Performance and Music Education, and began a career in the Putnam City Schools, teaching elementary, junior, and senior high orchestra for 14 years, helping to develop one of the most highly rated orchestra programs in the Midwest.

Densi currently performs with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic (Assistant Concertmaster), Lawton Philharmonic (Concertmaster), Lyric Theatre OKC Orchestra, Broadway tour shows, and Go for Baroque. She is quite busy as a freelance violinist, private studio instructor and Music Contractor. Her love of bluegrass and Celtic music led to solo performances at the Oklahoma and Grapevine (TX) Oprys, and membership in a bluegrass band. She has also performed fiddle solos with Kelli O'Hara and Kristin Chenoweth, and is also in many studio and movie soundtrack recordings. Other past credits include The Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Tulsa Philharmonic, and upon occasion Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Her teachers include James Bonnell, Dr. Leonard Felberg, Ann Strong, Dr. Roger Strong, Eudice Shapiro, Michael Ma, and Felicia Moye. She enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and off-roading with her husband Rick and son Sawyer. Densi also shows and breeds Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Her dogs, which hold both AKC and International Champion titles, compete in conformation, lure coursing, obedience, agility, Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, and herding.