Instructor of Instrument Exploration, Interlochen Arts Camp
Viola/Violin Faculty, Peabody Preparatory
Violist Molly Wilkens-Reed is a teaching artist in Baltimore, Md., where she teaches violin and viola at the Peabody Preparatory and Baltimore School for the Arts. As faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, she spends her summers in Michigan striving to inspire love of instrumental music through an exploratory learning design. Wilkens-Reed earned Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and viola performance from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis where she studied with Lenny Schranze. Currently pursuing a Master of Music in viola performance with a concentration in string pedagogy at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, she studies with Victoria Chiang and Rebecca Henry. She has served as principal viola of Peabody’s Symphony and Concert Orchestras as well as performing professionally with regional orchestras in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Wilkens-Reed is certified in the Suzuki Violin and Viola Method.