Elise Kotheimer Gambrell is Junior Orchestra and Strings director for the Arts Center. She received her Bachelor of Music degree and her Masters of Arts in Teaching Music from the University of Louisville. Mrs. Gambrell won the McDowell Music Teacher's Competition in 2001, and the McCauley Chamber Music Competition in 1999. She has studied under the guidance of accomplished teachers including Peter McHugh, Patrick Rafferty, Cheri Kelley and Hiroko Driver.
Mrs. Gambrell became a certified Suzuki teacher in 2001 and has taught privately for thirteen years. In November 2011, Ms. Gambrell served as the conductor for the Jefferson County All-County Concertino Orchestra.