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Maia Jasper White

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Maia Jasper White
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Maia is a chamber musician, teacher, orchestral and studio musician, and musical entrepreneur.

She is the Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Salastina, a Pasadena-based chamber music series dedicated to making classical music relevant to a forward-looking society. 

A dedicated teacher, Maia has served on the faculties of the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Chapman University, and the Luzerne Music Center.

Maia is a member of the first violin section of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She was a member of the Pacific Symphony's first violin section for ten years, and served as Concertmaster of the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado. Her orchestral work also includes scoring for motion pictures and television. She's contributed to scores by John Williams (Star Wars: Episodes VII and VIII), John Powell, Michael Giacchino, Danny Elfman, Tom Newman, and Alexandre Desplat, among many others. 

Maia studied English and Musicology at Yale. She continued her violin studies at USC and the Paris Conservatory. She is a recent graduate of the League of American Orchestra's Essentials of Orchestra Management program, and the Center for Nonprofit Management's Certificate Program. 

Her writing about music has been published by New Music Box, I Care if You Listen, the Huffington Post, and Strings Magazine. 

Maia lives in Glendale with her husband, composer Philip White, and toddlers Galen (3) and Naomi (1).