Laurie Stearns Selby
Laurie Stearns Selby received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Arizona State University. She went on to obtain a position as cellist with The Phoenix Symphony in 1982. Selby's teachers include Takayori Atsumi, Ron Leonard, Zara Nelsova, and Gabor Rejto.
Selby is a member of the Phoenix Symphony String Ensemble and is the moderator for the education outreach programs. This 20-member string group performs educational and entertaining Classroom Concerts in many Valley elementary and middle schools throughout the season. She also enjoys her studio of private cello students.
Phoenix is home for Selby, her husband and their two sons, Nicholas and Lucas. When not rehearsing or performing, she enjoys long distance running and working with animals obtained from rescue organizations.