Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Performance , Eastman School of Music
DMA, SUNY at Stony Brook
Significant teachers and mentors:
Ms. Addis' principal teachers include violists James Dunham, and Kim Kashkashian
with whom she studied with as an exchange student in Germany. Additional mentors
that impacted her were those that she did Suzuki training with, such as Mark Mutter,
and Michele George.
Formerly on the faculty at Valdosta State University, Karin is currently on the faculty at
the Music Institute of Chicago, teaching both violin and viola and coaching chamber
As a performer, Ms. Addis has played with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Jacksonville
Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony, as well as countless others. Additionally, she
took part in the 2010 North American Tour of Star Wars in Concert.