New Faculty Announcement

It is with great pleasure that the Meadowmount School of Music welcomes the eminent American virtuoso Elmar Oliveira and renowned Canadian pedagogue William van der Sloot to the violin faculty. Together they will create a studio combining the best of all possibilities.

Mr. Oliveira will be in residence in weeks 1 and 4-7; Mr. van der Sloot will be in residence in weeks 2 and 3.Read More

Our Faculty 2018

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Elmar Oliveira
Violin, weeks 1, 4-7
Elmar Oliveira is an American violinist whose remarkable combination of impeccable artistry and old-world elegance sets him apart as one of our most celebrated living artists...

William van der Sloot
Violin, weeks 2-3
William van der Sloot has established a reputation as a leader in the development of young artists. His students have won international acclaim, having won prizes in many major national and international competitions...

Gerardo Ribeiro
Violin, Chamber Music
Gerardo Ribeiro has appeared throughout the world as featured soloist with major orchestras including the Philadelphia and Gulbenkian Orchestras...

Ann Setzer
Violin, Chamber Music
Ann Setzer received her M.M. degree under a fellowship at the Juilliard School and her D.M.A. at SUNY-Stony Brook where she was granted a quartet fellowship.

Sally Thomas
Sally Thomas received her B.S. and M.S. degree at the Juilliard School where she studied with Ivan Galamian.

Ivan Ženatý
Violin, Chamber Music, weeks 1-5
Music critics, audiences and musicians are calling Ivan Ženatý one of the most important European violinists. View Ivan Ženatý's 2017-2018 concert schedule:

Kevork MardirossianKevork Mardirossian
Violin, Chamber Music, weeks 6-7
Kevork Mardirossian is The James H. Rudy Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and has performed as concert soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, Europe and the United States. 

Patricia McCarty
Viola, Chamber Music
An active proponent of the solo viola, Patricia McCarty has performed in Europe, Japan, Australia, Venezuela and throughout North America, appearing as soloist...

Hans JensenHans Jørgen Jensen
Hans Jørgen Jensen received a Soloist Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark as a student of Asger Lund Christiansen and studied with Leonard Rose...

Dr. Minna Rose Chung, Professor of Cello at the University of Manitoba and co-author with Hans Jørgen Jensen of CelloMind, and Ji-Hee Kim, prominent cello teacher in San Francisco, will assist with Mr. Jensen’s class in the fourth week.

Jonathan Koh
Cello, Chamber Music
Cellist Jonathan Koh has established himself as one of the most exciting musical entrepreneurs and teachers of his generation. A passionate and dedicated teacher...

Eric LarsenEric Larsen

Piano, Chamber Music
Meadowmount Director, Eric Larsen, has been heard in the major concert halls of Europe, South America, Russia, Asia and the United States...

Kikuei Ikeda
Chamber Music
Kikuei Ikeda, violinist, was born in Yokosuka, Japan. He studied at the Toho Academy of Music with Saburo Sumi and Josef Gingold, as well as chamber music...

Steven Rochen
Chamber Music
Steven Rochen... has performed in solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

2018 Guest Artists and Career Specialists

Daniel Avshalomov
Viola, Chamber Music Master Classes
Daniel Avshalomov, violist of the American String Quartet, was recently hailed by Strad magazine as "one of the finest occupants of that chair, both instrumentally and musically, of any quartet now active"...

James EhnesJames Ehnes
Violin, Master Class

Meadowmount alumnus James Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation.

Julia Lichten
Cello, Master Class

Soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, Julia Lichten, will perform in the Faculty Chamber Music Concert.

Daniel Phillips
Violin, Chamber Music Master Class

Violinist and Meadowmount Alumnus Daniel Phillips is a founding member of the Orion String Quartet and enjoys a versatile career as a soloist and teacher.

Josef Špaček
Violin, Master Class, Chamber Music Concert with Meadowmount Students

Meadowmount alumnus Josef Špaček is fast emerging as one of the most accomplished violinists of his generation.

From The Top Auditions 

'From The Top' Radio Show Auditions for students under the age of 18 are held each year at Meadowmount.

Robyn Avalon
Alexander Technique, weeks 1-4

Director of Alexander Technique Teacher Training Programs and has over 30 years of experience, working with professional performing artists, Olympic athletes and equestrians, fitness professionals, fine artists, medical professionals and more worldwide.

Collaborative Piano Staff

Our collaborative piano staff consists of professionals from various Universities and Conservatories. They are seasoned performers with excellent skill and ability. Your tuition includes all rehearsals, lessons and performances with the piano staff.

Jacob Coleman

Pianist Jacob Coleman is Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano at the University of Kentucky School of Music.

Benjamin Corbin

Dr. Corbin is currently Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts at Christopher Newport University where he also serves as the Director of Keyboard Studies.

Lo-Chien Kao

Lo-Chien Kao has worked as a staff accompanist at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University in Georgia.

Jayoung Kim

Jayoung Kim teaches at Dana Hall School of Music and is a staff pianist at New England Conservatory and Boston University.

Claire-Chung Lim

Dr. Claire-Chung Lim is an experienced musician in both solo and collaborative music. She serves as a staff pianist at New England Conservatory and faculty in their Preparatory School.

Chien-Lin Lu

Chien-Lin Lu has been under the tutelage of Anne Epperson since 2013, working toward his Doctorate in Collaborative Piano at University of Texas at Austin.

Musicians Health Seminar

Emily Abruzzi, Registered Yoga Instructor
Lila Corbin, Registered Massage Therapist

Additional Offerings:

Annual Conservatory Fair
Yoga Classes
Body Alignment
Performance Anxiety
Massage by Appointment
Physical Therapy by Appointment

"I had a wonderful time at Meadowmount last summer! When I returned home, my private teacher was very impressed with my technical improvement and could hardly get over the difference in my growth as a musician. My Meadowmount teachers were wonderful!"
- Meadowmount student

2017 Guest Artists and Career Specialists

Earl CarlyssEarl Carlyss
Violin, Masterclass, week 3

Meadowmount alumnus Earl Carlyss was a teaching assistant to Ivan Galamian, long time faculty member at the Juilliard School, and former violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Ivan ChanIvan Chan
Chamber Music, week 3

Mr. Chan is a Meadowmount alumnus and former first violinist of the acclaimed Miami String Quartet. He has recorded for BMG/Conifer, Music Heritage and CRI labels. In 2011, he was named Senior Lecturer in String Chamber Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

David GeberDavid Geber
Cello, Masterclass, week 7

Soloist and founding member of the American String Quartet. Winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Award and the Coleman Chamber Music Prize. Vice Provost and Dean of Artistic Affairs Manhattan School of Music.

Ida KavafianIda Kavafian
Violin, Masterclass

Meadowmount alumna Ida Kavafian is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, performing with the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center since 1972. She teaches at The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and Bard College Conservatory of Music.

Ann ScheinAnn Schein
Piano, Masterclass, Chamber Music, week 3

Acclaimed concert pianist Ann Schein has performed with major orchestras around the world.

Steven TenenbomSteven Tenenbom
Viola, Masterclass

Violist Steven Tenenbom is a member of the Orion String Quartet and serves on the faculties of The Curtis Institute, The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, and Bard College Conservatory of Music. 

2016 Guest Artists and Career Specialists

Paul Katz

Cello, Masterclass
Cellist of the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Quartet and faculty at The New England Conservatory.

Kurt Sassmannshaus

Violin, Masterclass
One of today's preeminent violin pedagogues, he holds the distinguished Dorothy Richard Starling Chair for Classical Violin at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Gerald Klickstein

Author of "The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness"
Director of the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center at the Peabody Conservatory.

Thomas Mesa

Cello, Masterclass, Chamber Music
Meadowmount alumnus, grand prize winner of the 2016 Sphinx Competition and member of the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet.

2017 Benefit Concert

The new Sally G. Thomas Recreation Center was announced at the 2017 Benefit Concert

Building Fund donations can be made here:
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Master Class Highlights 2017

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