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The String Department offers traditional and Suzuki instruction in violin, viola, cello, and string bass.  MIC also offers private instruction in early music period instruments including Baroque violin and viola da gamba.  Regular performance opportunities, master classes, and workshops are an important part of the program and orchestral and chamber music opportunities provide students of all levels valuable ensemble experience.


Dr. Karin Addis

Suzuki Violin & Viola Faculty

Mark Anderson

Cello Faculty

Melissa Arbetter

Violin, Viola Suzuki and Traditional Faculty

Timothy Archbold

Cello Faculty

Julie Bickel

MIC Virtuoso Strings Director

Erin Cano

Violin & Viola Faculty (Suzuki)
MIC Suzuki Program Data Specialist

Dr. Tanya L. Carey

Cello Faculty

Injoo Choi

Violin Faculty

Horacio Contreras

Cello Faculty (Academy and Community Music School)

Dr. Adam Paul Cordle

Viola and Violin Faculty - Suzuki and Traditional

Bianca d'Avila do Prado

Cello Faculty (Suzuki and Traditional)

Julie Fischer

Violin & Viola Faculty (Suzuki)

Avi Friedlander

Director, Barston Suzuki Center; Suzuki Cello Faculty

John Glew

Violin & Viola Faculty (Suzuki)

Daniel Golden

Violin & Viola Faculty

Brigitte Gray

Violin & Viola faculty

Gretchen Grube

String Faculty

Sonia Hadar

Violin Faculty (Suzuki)

Cecilia Ham

Cello Faculty (Suzuki)

Dr. Cloudia (Ching-Yun) Huang

Cello Faculty (Suzuki)