Student Accomplishments

Competition Winners:

Grand Prize: American String Teacher Association (ASTA) National Solo Competition
1st prize: ASTA, Senior division (3), Junior division (1)
1st prize: International Society of Bassists (ISB) Classical Solo Competition (2)
1st prize: ISB Orchestral Competition
1st prize: ISB Jazz Bass Competition
1st prize: Mozart - Japan International Chamber Music Competition
Excellence Award, 2013 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, Hong Kong
2nd Prize, American Protégé Competition, New York
Grand Prize, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (2)
2nd Prize, Coleman Chamber Music Competition

Competition Semi-Finalists:
Banff International String Quartet Competition
Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Paganini International Violin Competition
Sphinx Competition (2)

International Orchestras:

Basque National Symphony Orchestra, San Sebastian, Spain (Principal Second Violin)
Bogota Philharmonic, Colombia
Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra, Hungary
Cape Town Philharmonic, South Africa
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, England
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Croatia (Principal Cello)
Durbin Philharmonic, South Africa
Hangzhou Symphony, China
Hong Kong Philharmonic
Magdeburg Philharmonic, Germany
MAV Symphony Orchestra Budapest, Hungary (Concertmaster)
Melbourne Symphony, Australia
National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
New Seoul Philharmonic, South Korea
Orquesta Filarmonica de Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile (Concertmaster)
Orquesta Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Polish Chamber Philharmonic
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockholm, Sweden (2nd Concertmaster)
Royal Symphony, South Korea
Shanghai Opera, China
Sinfonietta Cracovia, Poland
Singapore Philharmonic
Stockholm Sinfonietta, Sweden
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan
Trondheim Symphony, Norway (Principal bass)
Vancouver Symphony, Canada (Principal bass, Section bass and cello)
Xiamen Philharmonic, China

Former students also hold positions in the national symphonies of: Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Canary Islands and New Zealand and numerous smaller American, European, South American and Asian orchestras

US Orchestras:

Akron Symphony
Alabama Symphony
Austin Symphony
Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, (Concertmaster
Baltimore Symphony (Associate Concertmaster, principal 2nd violin, section violin)
Boise Philharmonic
Canton Symphony
Charleston Symphony
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Colorado Symphony (Principal bass)
Columbus Symphony
Dallas Chamber Orchestra
Dallas Opera Orchestra (Principal viola, bass, Assistant Principal cello and section violin, viola, cello and bass)
Dallas Symphony (Principal cello, section violin and bass)
Florida Philharmonic
Ft. Worth Symphony
Grant Park Symphony
Honolulu Symphony (Principal bass and section bass)
Houston Ballet
Houston Symphony
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony
Louisiana Philharmonic (Assistant Principal bass)
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Miami Symphony (Assistant Concertmaster, Principal cello, section bass)
National Symphony (Associate Concertmaster)
New World Symphony (Principal bass and section violin and bass)
Opera of the Ozarks (Principal cello)
Oregon Symphony
Pittsburgh Symphony (Associate Principal bass)
San Antonio Symphony
Santa Barbara Symphony
Seattle (Associate Principal bass and section bass)
Spokane Symphony
Springfield Symphony, Massachusetts
Tacoma Symphony (Assistant Principal cello)
Tucson Symphony
Tulsa Philharmonic
US Military Bands (6)
Utah Symphony (Concertmaster)
Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

Baroque Ensembles:

American Baroque Opera Company
Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland
Ars Lyrica, Houston
Bach Society of Houston
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity (Concertmaster)
Boston Baroque
Boston Early Music Festival
Camerata Stuttgart
Camerata Tinta Barocca, South Africa
Concert Royal, New York
Dallas Bach Society
Denton Bach Society
Ensemble VIII
Handel and Haydn Society
House of Time
Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart
La Follia, Austin
Musica Angelica
New Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Orchestra of New Spain
Pro Musica Rara of Baltimore
Texas Camerata (Concertmaster)

US Teaching positions:

Ball State University
Charleston Southern University
Colorado State University
Columbus State University
DePaul University
Drake University
Grinnell College
Montclair State University
Oklahoma City University
Roosevelt University
SUNY Stony Brook
University of Arkansas
University of California - Irvine
University of Central Missouri
University of Colorado
University of Maryland
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Northern Alabama
University of Northern Kentucky
University of Oregon
University of South Carolina
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University

Texas Universities:

Richland College
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Adventist University
Stephen F Austin State University
Suzuki Musical Institute of Dallas
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
University of North Texas
University of Texas Arlington
University of Texas El Paso
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas San Antonio
West Texas A&M University

String Quartets and Ensembles

Ex-Corde String Quartet
Fremont String Quartet
Fulbright Trio
Juliet String Quartet
Peace Piano Trio
Sphinx Virtuosi
Trio Céleste
Zora String Quartet

Alternative Styles:

Apasionado Duo
Barrage 8
CoverGirls Violin Show
Mannheim Steamroller
Shattered Glass
Snarky Puppy
T.R.Y. Ensemble

Professional Regional Orchestras in which current UNT string students perform:

Abilene Philharmonic
Allen Philharmonic
Arkansas Symphony
Arlington Symphony
Dallas Bach Society
Dallas Opera
East Texas Symphony
Fayetteville Symphony, Arkansas
Ft. Worth Symphony
Garland Symphony
Irving Symphony
Las Colinas Symphony
Monroe Symphony, Louisiana
Plano Symphony
Richardson Symphony
San Angelo Symphony
Sherman Symphony
Shreveport Symphony, Louisiana
Waco Symphony
Wichita Falls Symphony