2014 String Faculty

Dr. Dan Auerbach - D.M.A., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of Music, CUNY-College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
Linda Blakemore - M.M. Music Education, Michigan State University; Violin/Viola Instructor, West Mich. Home School Fine Arts and Immanuel-St. James Lutheran School, Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Mikhail Bugaev - D.M.A. Viola Performance, Michigan State University; Assistant Principal Viola, West Michigan Symphony and Assistant Principal Viola Traverse Symphony, East Lansing, MI
Kimberly Burger - M.M. Cello Performance, University of Louisville; Freelance Musician, Cellist - Evansville Philharmonic, Terre Haute, IN
Nixon Bustos - M.M. Double Bass Performance, University of Northern Colorado; Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Superior and Bassist/ Librarian, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Superior, WI
Dr. Luis Fernandez - D.M.A. Violin Performance, University of Miami; Violinist, Miami City Ballet and Violin Program Director, St. Philip's School, Miami, FL
Dr. Lois Geertz - D.M.A. Violin Performance and Pedagogy, University of Oregon; Artistic Director and Instructor, Greater New Orleans Suzuki Forum, New Orleans, LA
Chris Hornung - M.M. String Bass Performance, Michigan State University; Freelance Musician, Aliso Viejo, CA
Dr. Igor Kalnin - D.M.A., Michigan State University; Concertmaster, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Champaign, IL
Dr. Roman Kosarev - D.M.A. Viola Performance, Michigan State University; Principal Viola, Windsor Symphony and Viola Professor, Oakland University, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Tod Leavitt - D.M.A. Double Bass Performance, Ohio State University, Lecturer in Contrabass, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Dr. Daniel McCarthy - D.M.A. Viola Performance, University of Maryland; Faculty, Great Neck Conservatory, Long Island, NY
Dr. Trisha McGovern, D.M.A. Violin Performance, University of Missouri at Kansas City; Private Studio Instructor and Violinist, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Little Rock, AR
Kristin Mortenson - M.M. Violin Performance, Louisiana State University; Instructor of Music, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Lauren Nelson - M.M., University of Kentucky; Freelance Violist, Hyde Park, MA
Nathan Peters - M.M. Viola Performance, University of Michigan; Teacher, Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea, MI
Dr. Lusine Petrosyan - D.M.A. Cello Performance, Michigan State University; Musician, Windsor Symphony, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Suren Petrosyan - M.M. Orchestral Conducting, Michigan State University, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Jonathan Reed - M.M., Rice University, Assistant Principal Bass, Lansing Symphony and Bass Instructor Citadel Dance and Music Center, Lansing, MI
Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen - D.M.A. Cello Performance, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Professor, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Christopher Smith - M.M. Conducting, Wichita State University; Orchestra Director, Scott Middle School, Lincoln, NE
Dr. Amanda Wilton - D.M.A., Moores School of Music, University of Houston; Violist, Brazos Valley Symphony and Symphony of Southeast Texas, Houston, TX
Dr. Ka-Wai Yu - D.M.A. Cello Performance and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign; Instructor of Cello, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL