B.A. (Sarah Lawrence); B.M. (Juilliard); M.M. (Juilliard)
Cornelia L. Heard
Valere Potter Chair at the Blair School of Music; Professor of Violin; Chair of the Strings Department
Studied with Dorothy DeLay; chamber music studies with Robert Mann, Felix Galimir, Ruth Laredo, Jan DeGaetani and members of the Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets. Chamber music performances include New York's 92nd St. Y., Merkin Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall; Washington's Library of Congress and Kennedy Center. Summer festivals include Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, Killington, Sewanee, Skaneateles, Sedona, Kapalua, and Roycroft Music Festivals as well as Music Mountain and Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, N.Y. Recordings on Innova, Naxos, Warner Bros., New World and Pantheon Records. Appearances on Public Television and National Public Radio. Soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, Nashville Symphony (with Blair String Quartet), Vanderbilt Orchestra, Municipal Chamber Orchestra, N.Y.C., and Aspen Brandenburg Ensemble. Member, Board of Directors, Chamber Music America, 1992-99; Vice-President, 1995-99. Adjudicator for regional and national competitions. Students have won and been prize winners in such competitions as Leopold Auer International Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia, MTNA National Competition, Corpus Christi International Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Irving Klein Competition, Montgomery and LaGrange Symphony Concerto Competitions, Curb Records/Nashville Symphony Competition, as well as local and summer festival concerto competitions. Member, Blair String Quartet. Biographical citation in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Member of performance faculty at Sewanee Festival, 1985-99; Killington Music Fesival 2002-04; Aspen Music Festival since 2005.