Masterclass: John T. Posadas, Viola & Chamber Music

Jan 28 | 2:00PM
Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building

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John T. Posadas Biography

John T. Posadas enjoys an active career as a performer and educator. Recitals have taken him across the country and abroad with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland International Chamber Music Campus, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Forth Worth Chamber Music Society, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Chautauqua Institute. His performances have been heard on NPR stations across the country. As a chamber musician, he has won top prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and is a founding member and the violist for the Baumer String Quartet. Orchestrally, he has performed with the Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Chautauqua Symphony, among many others. JT joined the Utah Symphony as a member of the viola section in September 2020.

A sought-after clinician and teacher, Posadas has taught masterclasses and lessons at institutions across America and abroad. Recent highlights include master classes and performances at the University of Utah, Utah State University, the University of Toronto, Christopher Newport University, Southern Methodist University, University of South Dakota, Concordia College, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. For his extraordinary service in the arts, John was named an official Kentucky Colonel at the age of 13.  He is currently a resident artist at the University of South Florida’s School of Music, where he is adjunct professor of viola and chamber music.

Event Details



Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Free Admission


Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building
182 South 600 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102


How can I attend?

All current Gifted Music School students are invited (and encouraged) to attend at no cost—no tickets or RSVP required. 

Members of the public wishing to observe this masterclass should contact Conservatory Manager, Linda Duan, at to RSVP. The event will be held in the Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building at Gifted Music School.


Event Date: 
2023-01-28 14:00:00 to 2023-01-28 16:00:00