Stuart (fiddle) studied classical violin at Bowling Green State University, but took a break to ride in a submarine and play nuclear physicist. He returned to his beloved instrument and began performing extensively at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, which led him to the Irish world of traditional music. Stuart is now one of the leading session players in central Ohio. He also currently studies with Charles Weatherbee, concertmaster for the Columbus Symphony. Stuart eventually hopes to pursue a career as a gospel clarinetist, but only after he joins NASA’s first human Mission to Mars.