The Fulton Ambassadors are a team of students and alumni of the Fulton Summer Music Academy. Passionate about Fulton's mission, they aim to spread the word about Fulton's programs and help fundraise, learning important leadership skills through their efforts.
Marielle Roselli is a high school junior attending North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. She was drawn to music from the earliest age beginning with piano. But by the age of seven, she found her love of violin when she started playing as part of the Winnetka Public Schools’ Suzuki Program. By age ten, she enrolled in the Music Institute of Chicago and began studying with Addison Teng. Marielle has participated in Midwest Young Artists orchestras, MIC’s chamber music program and attended Suzuki Music Camps at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. For the past three years, she has been a student at the intensive Fulton Summer Music Academy. In addition to music, Marielle is involved in Model UN and is an avid tennis player. Marielle’s desire to make the transformational Summer Music Academy experience accessible to more talented young musicians led her to the creation of the Fulton Ambassadors in 2023.
Eric Nickerson lives in Homewood, IL and is an aspiring orchestral cellist. Eric started playing the cello at 9 years old and has been studying with Ingrid Krizan of the Illinois Philharmonic for the past 2 years. Eric Nickerson is a junior entering his second year as a cellist in Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra's Concert Orchestra and his third year in Homewood Flossmoor High School’s Viking Orchestra. Eric recently studied with Addison Teng and Nicholas Mariscal at the Fulton Summer Music Academy. Fulton completely changed Eric as a musician and he looks forward to attending for years to come.
Ingrid Buschkopf is a violin student at the Eastman School of Music, where she is pursuing a BM in Violin Performance with Reneé Jolles. She previously studied with Katherine Brooks at the String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Ingrid has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2021 and 2022, where she earned a Fine Arts Award. She is a Fulton Summer Music Academy alumna and student, and is excited to be a part of continuing to advance the mission of Fulton Music Society.
Violinist Bowen Cheng is enrolled in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Growing up in Chicago, he graduated from Walter Payton College Prep in 2023. A student of Addison Teng, he attended Fulton Summer Music Academy, playing in masterclasses for Jorja Fleezanis, Alena Baeva, and Augustin Hadelich. Bowen also toured Hawai’i and Vietnam with Fulton in Residence, soloing with the University of Hawai’i Orchestra and the Imagine Philharmonic Orchestra. Passionate about the violin, he was a part of the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestra, playing in prestigious venues such as Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. He is honored to be part of the Fulton Ambassadors.
Grace Halloran, a violinist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Lawrence University and currently attends the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Her teachers include Addison Teng, Wen Lei Gu, and Bernard Zinck. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Fulton Chamber Players, Camerata 33, Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, and Fiddlers of Lawrence University. In 2022 and 2023, she was a featured soloist with the Fulton Summer Music Academy Orchestra. Grace is a FSMA student and she is proud to help further the work of Fulton Music Society.