Madison LaVigne is currently a full-time student at the College of Southern Nevada studying for a B.A. in elementary education, with a music performance minor. She graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in 2017 where she went on to be accepted and rewarded a performance scholarship at Cornish College of that Arts in Seattle, WA, where she spent one year studying under master cellist Ha-Yang Kim. Being away from Las Vegas for a year at university made her realize how much she loves this city and is excited to be back and Vegas strong! Madison has studied cello performance and techniques for over ten years and was an 8-year participant in the CCSD Solo & Ensemble Festival with Superior ratings on her performances. Madison was also recognized as a five year NMEA honors orchestra participant and three years NMEA Nevada State Orchestra participant. Madison has traveled across the United States and internationally in performances with the LVA orchestra. More recently, she has performed locally for a charity event with the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. Her hobbies include music composition, cello performance, watching old Disney movies, and astrology. She looks forward to inspiring other young musicians in Las Vegas. She is very passionate about music education and is excited to introduce you and your student to the world of classical and contemporary strings!