Violin & Viola Instructor
Violist Emma Strohbusch is an experienced chamber music and orchestral musician, performing with ensembles including New Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Rockford Symphony, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Composers Orchestra, as well as solo and chamber music performances across the US. Emma has studied with artists including Michael Isaac Strauss (Indianapolis Quartet), 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 has several years of experience teaching private students of all ages on viola and violin. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music 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 studied string pedagogy and Suzuki teaching methods at the Mimi Zweig Teacher Workshop (Indiana University) and the Chicago Suzuki Institute (Deerfield).