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Lisa Zweben

LISA ZWEBEN (72-74,76) (8th year) (Dean)  holds a DMA in viola performance and an MMus in violin performance from the Frost School , University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in violin performance from SUNY-College at Purchase. Her doctoral essay is a catalogue of compositions for viola by US women composers. Following studies with Charles and Heidi Castleman she played in the Royal Opera Orchestra in Ghent, Belgium; and the Naples Philharmonic and the Miami City Ballet in Florida, where she served as Assistant Principal Viola. Lisa served on the faculty of Virginia Tech as an instructor in Women’s Studies and Humanities. At Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia she taught a full studio of violin students and coached chamber music. In addition she served as Assistant Principal Viola of the Roanoke Symphony and Principal Viola of Opera Roanoke. In Portland she teaches violin and viola, privately and at the Community Music Center, conducts an adult string orchestra, works with violin and viola students at Oregon State University, and freelances on both violin and viola.

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