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M.M., Yale University
B.M., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Theory I
Applied Violin


Extraordinary Professor, Violin

Amy Thiaville has been playing violin since the age of four, and studied with Daniel Mason at University of Kentucky throughout high school. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with the late Vartan Manoogian, won various competitions, awards, and scholarships, and played in both the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Madison Symphony. Upon graduation, Amy attended Yale University, where she earned a Master of Music degree in violin performance under the direction of Sydney Harth, the late Erick Friedman, and members of the Tokyo String Quartet.

After finishing her studies, Amy moved to New Orleans, where she served as Assistant Concertmaster in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). Shortly afterwards, she earned the title Concertmaster, which she held for over ten years. With the LPO, Amy has performed as a soloist on performances including Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending, and Mozart Symphonie Concertante.

Amy is a founding member of Music Alive Ensemble, a chamber ensemble based in New Orleans that integrates classical and jazz music with other art forms. She also is a member of the Houston-based River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and has hosted masterclasses and recitals in various universities and cities across the country. Amy joined Loyola University's School of Music as a faculty member in 2006, where she teaches theory and violin courses.

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