Maya Ginsberg, M.A., is a lecturer at SDSU where she teaches courses in Western art music, hip hop, and Motown. She also is the violin clinician and orchestra assistant at Mount Carmel High School, serves as music history instructor for the San Diego Youth Symphony/La Jolla Music Society Music Institute, and teaches violin privately in the San Diego North County area. Ms. Ginsberg’s research interests include lifelong music engagement, primarily research in adult musical ensemble participation, and the implications of music making in underserved populations. These interests stem from her years working with community orchestras and from her experience designing and teaching classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers classes for older adult learners. Ms. Ginsberg studied violin performance at the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in music from Skidmore College, an M.A. in musicology from San Diego State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in music education at Boston University. She was an active member of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra, serving as President of the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2010. Ms. Ginsberg regularly performs with Eliana Strings and is the violinist for the Striano Piano Trio.