Emma Strohbusch

Violin & Viola Instructor

Emma Strohbusch

Violist Emma Strohbusch is a Chicago native, passionate about performance and music education. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Viola Performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts. She was also a recipient of the Edward J. Krolick String Award – a full-tuition scholarship. Emma has studied pedagogy and Suzuki teaching methods with Mimi Zweig (Indiana University) and at the Chicago Suzuki Institute. Emma’s orchestral experience includes Rockford Symphony, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Kankakee Valley Symphony, Renovo String Orchestra, and Candid Concert Opera. Emma has performed at several festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, Catskill High Peaks Festival, and Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. She has studied with artists including Michael Isaac Strauss (Oberlin Conservatory, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra), Philip Ying (Ying Quartet), Karen Dreyfus (Manhattan School of Music), Roger Chase (Roosevelt University), Joanna Mendoza (Arianna Quartet), and Evelina Chao (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra). Emma currently plays on a beautiful viola made in 2006 by luthier, Theodor Skreko, of Indianapolis Violins