The Juniper Duo
The Juniper Duo is made up of Avril Bondy on Violin and Emily Shomo on flute.
Formed in 2019, the Juniper duo performs throughout the front-range
for weddings, church services, and corporate functions.
Emily holds degrees in Music Education from Virginia Tech and in Flute Performance from Ohio University. While studying she performed in orchestras, wind ensembles, and chamber groups and participated in international masterclasses. In 2012 Emily joined the US Army Band program as a flutist and vocalist where she performed for Soldiers and their families at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Now a Veteran, Emily continues to perform professionally while teaching flute and piano lessons. She enjoys spending time with her husband, a trombonist in the US Army, and their two children.
Avril is a violinist and violin teacher based in Colorado Springs, CO. Avril has a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the University of Puget Sound and a Master’s degree in violin performance and string pedagogy from the University of Oregon. She has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and symphony member both in the United States and Europe. Avril is also a Suzuki trained violin teacher who cares deeply about the success of her students. When not making music, Avril enjoys biking and spending time with her husband and daughter. Full CVs for Emily and Avril are available upon request.
Our tiny ensemble size allows us to be flexible, mobile, and affordable. Contact us for rates or to hire us for your next event!