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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.


Stefan Kartman

Cello Faculty and Academy Chamber Music Coach

Davis King

Violin & Viola Faculty

Bill Kronenberg

Violin Faculty (Suzuki)

Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff

Academy Chamber Music Faculty

Sang Mee Lee

String Department Chair; Violin Faculty; Chamber Music Faculty

Philip Lee

Cello Faculty, Suzuki Faculty

Jasmine Lin

Violin Faculty

Rebecca Miller

Violin and Viola Faculty

Sarah Montzka

Violin & Viola Faculty (Suzuki); Associate Director Barston Suzuki Center

Victoria Moreira

Violin & Viola Faculty

Ashley Pensinger-Sok

Violin Faculty (Suzuki)

Vannia Phillips

Violin and Viola Faculty (Suzuki)

Dr. Sarah Plum

Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Academy Faculty

Rachelle Puccini

Violin Faculty (Suzuki)

Everardo Sanchez

Cello Faculty (Suzuki)

James Sanders

Violin Faculty

Michael Scott

Mandolin, Guitar, Electric Bass Faculty

Linc Smelser

Cello Faculty

Eric Snoza

Bass Faculty (Double bass)

Joel Spears

Lute Facuty