June DeForest joined Valparaiso University's violin faculty in 1991 after serving as the Drushel Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Four of her Valparaiso students represented the state of Indiana in the Music Teachers National Association's national competition. As a founding member of the American Chamber Trio, she performed nationally and internationally for more than thirty years. In addition to three appearances at the National Gallery, she has performed for chamber music societies, museums, and universities throughout the United States. She toured to South America and the Far East under the auspices of the United States State Department and the Chinese Ministry of Culture, with performances in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Bogot�, and Sao Paulo. Ms. DeForest recorded piano trios by Beethoven, Ravel, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky, and duos by Ravel and Kodaly. She has enjoyed a distinguished career as an orchestral player, serving as Concertmaster of the Joffrey Ballet and the Canadian Opera Company and long tenures in the first violin sections of the orchestras of the Chicago Lyric Opera and the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.