Jeffrey Irvine

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Viola, Cleveland Institute of Music


B.M. Philadelphia Musical Academy, Viola Performance, 1975. M.M. Eastman School of Music, Performance and Literature, 1977

Jeffrey Irvine is the Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Viola at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was previously Professor of Viola and chair of the string division at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His students have gone on to major orchestral, teaching and chamber music posts across the country and around the world. They have often been First Prize Winners in major viola competitions, including the Primrose Competition, the ASTA National Solo Competition, and the Washington International Competition. During the summer he is on the faculty of the Heifetz International Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Karen Tuttle Workshop. In previous summers he was on the faculty of the Perlman Music Program and the Aspen Music Festival. He was formerly a member of the New World String Quartet, with whom he toured the United States and Europe. His teachers have included Heidi Castleman, Dorothy DeLay, Martha Katz, William Primrose, and Karen Tuttle.