Music Faculty

To view faculty for a specific instrument or music area, please select an option from the drop-down click and click "Search." Faculty are listed in alphabetical order by last name, and are subject to change.

Department phone: 231.276.7822

Margaret Batjer

Valade Concertmaster, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Concertmaster, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Violin Faculty, Colburn Academy of Music; Violin Faculty, University of Southern California, Thornton School

Martin Chalifour

Valade Concertmaster, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Principal Concertmaster, First Violin, and Marjorie Connell Wilson Chair, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Celeste Golden Boyer

Valade Concertmaster, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Second Associate Concertmaster, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Yaniv Gutman

String Quartet Teaching Fellow, Interlochen Arts Camp

Dennis Kim

Valade Concertmaster, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

First Violin, Concertmaster, Eleanor and Michael Gordon Chair, Pacific SymphonyViolin Faculty, The Glenn Gould School and The Taylor Academy, The Royal Conservatory of Music

Joan Kwuon

Guest Artist, Interlochen Violin Institute

Violin Soloist, Head of Violin, Cleveland Institute of Music

Timothy Lees

Valade Concertmaster, Interlochen Arts Camp

Violin Faculty, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Concertmaster, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1998-2019)

Hannah Monk

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp

Freelance violinist and teacher

Ara Sarkissian

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Violin Institute 

Dr. Alex Shiozaki

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp

Momenta Quartet; Faculty, Violin and Chamber Music, The Juilliard School

Timothy Shiu

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Violin, University of Memphis

Paul Sonner

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Violin Institute

Jeff Thayer

Valade Concertmaster, Violin, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Deborah Pate and John Forrest Concertmaster Chair, San Diego Symphony; Founding Member, Camera Lucida Chamber Music Ensemble, Conrad Prebys Music Center, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Lauretta Werner

String Quartet Teaching Fellow, Interlochen Arts Camp

Violin instructor, Pittsburgh Music Academy

Mary Beth Woodruff

Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp

Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor, Santa Barbara Strings; Concertmaster, Santa Maria Philharmonic; violinist, Radian String Quartet

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