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Strings Alumni

Department of Strings Alumni

Viola

Here is what some of our viola alumni have achieved since completing their programs at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance:

Elvis Chan (MM '05) is the principal violist of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.

Youming Chen (BM '03) has recently become a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Nicole Divall (MM '96) is the Principal Violist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

 

Carmen Flores (MM '03) is the Principal Violist in the Royal Ballet Sinfonia in Birmingham, UK. She is also a member of the Villiers Quartet, currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Oxford

 

Nicolas Hancox is the Principal Violist in the L├╝beck Symphony Orchestra

 

Cathy Lynn (MM '98, and DMA '01) is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Amy Mason (BM '09) is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Symphony.

Megan Mason (BM '06) was a member of the Tesla Quartet, who won the first prize in the Fishoff Competition. She is on the faculty of the Gifted Music School in Utah.

Jessica Nance, ('94) is the Assistant Principal Violist in the Kansas City Symphony.

Robert Meyer (BM '99) was the violist of the Arianna Quartet and is currently the first sub for the New York Philharmonic.

Jarita Ng (BM '12) has recently become a member of the Houston Symphony

 

Amy Pikler (BM '15) has won the first prize of the American Viola Society Orchestral Excerpts Competition and has won a position in the New World Symphony. She is a member of the San Antonio Symphony.

 

Carla Maria Rodriguez, (BM '86) is the Principal Violist of the San Francisco Opera, former pricipal violist for the Australian Chamber Orchestra

 

Renee Skerik, (MM '89) is a faculty member at the Interlochen Center for the Arts

 

Emily Watkins, (MM '01) is the Assistant Principal Violist in the San Antonio Symphony.

Minor Wetzel, (MM '86) is a member of the LA Philharmonic.

Megan Yanik, (DMA '08) is on the faculty of George Mason University.

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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