String Faculty

The string faculty team at the Gifted Music School, chaired by co-founder Eugene Watanabe, features dedicated pedagagues and performing artists from throughout the world. Collectively the team nurtures and trains some of the finest young artists in the country. Graduating, career-minded string students have pursued their musical study at the nation's finest music conservatories including Curtis, Juilliard, Colburn, San Francisco, and others. Our students have been heard nationally on NPR's From the Top radio program, KBYU-FM, regularly with the Utah Symphony, and recognized at national events and all local competitions.  

 

String Area

Eugene Watanabe, String Area Chair
Katherine Baird, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Kristina Turner, Suzuki Program Coordinator
Dr. Kate Jones, Suzuki Teacher Trainer-in-Residence
 
Violin
 
Viola
 
Cello
 
Double Bass
 
 
* denotes adjunct faculty
 denotes emeritus faculty