Alberta Barnes has been a violinist with the PCSO since 2015. Originally from Boise, Idaho, she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Violin Performance from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. She currently does a variety of freelance work in the Portland area and is also a core member of the Newport Symphony. Between gigs, she works full time in the ophthalmic field. She can be heard singing with the St. Stephen Choir in SE Portland. When she isn't playing the violin, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and hiking.