Assisting aspiring young artists


about_DuboisSUSAN DUBOIS (Master Class)

Professor of Viola at the University of North Texas

Hailed by The Strad as “an impressive protagonist proclaiming a magnetic, outgoing personality, a lustrous, vibrant tone, and excellent intonation,” violist Susan Dubois is considered one of the leading young artist-teachers of viola today.  From New York’s Carnegie Hall to Argentina’s Teatro Colón, Dubois has won the hearts of audiences worldwide



SudweeksBARBARA SUDWEEKS (Master Class)

Member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Adjunct Assoc. Professor-Viola at the Meadows School of the Arts Southern Methodist University

A member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1976, Barbara Sudweeks studied with William Primrose, Max Aronoff and Sally Peck. She has been a concerto soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Shanghai Radio Orchestra, Jiangsu Province Orchestra, Kaohsiung Traditional Chinese Orchestra, Latvian Chamber Orchestra and the Utah Symphony.

RalphRALPH FIELDING (Master Class & Private Instruction)

Ralph Fielding teaches viola at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and will teach this summer at the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Fielding graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. and M.M. in Music and an M.B.A. from their School of Management.  He specializes in quickly getting players to reach their highest potential through combining a singing approach to music-making with simple ways to master the basic mechanics of bow control, shifts, string crossings and bow changes.