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Music Institute Viola Faculty & Academy Chamber Music, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff
Academy Chamber Music Faculty
At MIC for 7 years 10 months

Academy Chamber Music

Available For

Bachelor of Music degree  Bachelor of Music degree
Master of Music in Viola Performance 
Certificate in Viola Performance, from Northwestern University

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Awards and achievements: 
Performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Symphony, Music of the Baroque, The Chicago Philharmonic, Ars Viva

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

Set your goals higher and focus your desires for refinement and excellence greater than your current level of achievement.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Adjunct Professor of Viola, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Guest Lecturer, DePaul University 
Chicago Violist, Music of the Baroque
Chicago Philharmonic Visit:

She was the principal violist of the Joffrey Ballet, Cape Town Symphony, Fulcrum Point, Chicago Sinfonietta, the Colorado Music Festival, and Chicago Opera Theater.

Chamber music background includes performances with members of the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Philharmonic, Roger Chase, Mathias Tacke, William Wolfram, and Ilya Kaler.

She has developed, coordinated, coached for and enriched chamber music programs at the university level as the Coordinator of String Chamber Music at Northwestern University (2000-04), the Coordinator of Chamber Music at Wheaton College (2004-10), and as the Director of the Chamber Music at North Park University (2011-16).

Master Class appearances include the 2011 Stulberg Competition, Northwestern University, Bowling Green University, Cal State Sacramento, Wheaton College, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, San Francisco State University and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. She is a champion of new music and has recordings on the Albany and the Innova labels.

Interests/hobbies outside of music
A few of my favorite things…
What do you love about Chicago?

Interests outside of music: 
I enjoy traveling to new places.

Chicago provides the opportunity to be immersed in the finest music, theater, dance and artwork of artists from various cultures and backgrounds.

3. The Great British Baking Show is a baking competition and teaches us how to be supportive of and inspired by our competitors, how to learn from our mistakes, how to recover from setbacks quickly and how to improve our “technique” and strive for excellence. I often require my viola students to watch a whole season for inspiration! I love this show.

Favorite composer or piece to play: 
I enjoy working with contemporary composers as well as performing a wide range of standard repertoire.

Anything else we should know?

Here is an article I wrote for the American Viola Society concerning basic chamber music skills which students of all ages can explore.