2013 String Faculty

Dr. Dan Auerbach--D.M.A., Rutgers University; Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA
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
Mikhail Bugaev--M.M. Viola Performance, Novosibirsk State Conservatory; Doctoral Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Kimberly Burger--M.M. Cello Performance, University of Louisville; Freelance Musician and Violinist 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
Michelle Cho--M.M. Cello Performance, University of North Texas; Doctoral Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Jennifer Cox--M.M. Cello Performance, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; Freelance Musician, Denver, CO
Lois Geertz--M.M. Violin Performance, Louisiana State University; Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
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
Megan Karls--M.A. Violin Performance, University of Iowa; Resident Violinist, Great Falls Symphony Association, Great Falls, MT
Dr. Roman Kosarev--D.M.A. Viola Performance, Michigan State University; Principal Viola, Windsor Symphony, , 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
Kristin Mortenson--M.M. Violin Performance, Louisiana State University; Coordinator/Instructor of Music, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Jana Nicole Paglialonga--M.M. Violin Performance, Kent State University; Freelance Musician, Blacksburg, VA
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, Ontario, Canada
Suren Petrosyan--M.M. Orchestral Conducting, Michigan State University; Doctoral Student, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Sara Rogers--M.M. Viola Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Violist, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo, 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
Sharon Tenhundfeld--M.M., New England Conservatory; Teacher and Musician, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison, WI
Dr. Jennifer Wiley--D.M.A. Violin Performance, University of Minnesota; Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Amanda Wilton--M.M., University of Maryland; Doctoral Student, Moores School of Music, University of Houston, Houston, TX