Skip to main content

Strings & Harp

strings

About the Strings Department

Department chair: Cornelia Heard

The following String Department faculty offer instruction to Blair undergraduate music majors:

Violin

Cornelia Heard, Valere Potter Chair and Professor of Violin

Carolyn Huebl, Professor of Violin

Stephen Miahky, Joseph Joachim Professor of Violin

Viola

Christina McGann, Visiting Assistant Professor of Viola

Kathryn Plummer, Professor of Viola

Cello

Felix Wang, Professor of Cello

Bass

Joel Reist, Adjunct Associate Professor of Bass

Glen Wanner, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bass

Harp

Paula Bressman, Adjunct Artist Teacher of Harp

Recommended audition repertoire for the Strings Department

Faculty

Cornelia L. Heard
Valere Potter Chair at the Blair School of Music; Professor of Violin; Chair of the Strings Department
Email
Website
615-322-7681
3102 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Jessica Blackwell
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Violin
Email
615-322-4911
2104 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Paula Bressman
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Harp
Email
Website
615-969-6866
Blair 2125
Blair Academy students
Zachary Ebin
Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin

Website
Blair Academy students
Kirsten Cassel Greer
Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Cello
Email
615-322-4921
1160 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Erin Hall
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Violin
Email
615-322-7668
1191 Blair
Blair Academy students
Carolyn Huebl
Professor of Violin
Email
Website
615-322-5814
3159 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Jun Iwasaki
Adjunct Professor of Violin

Collegiate non-primary majors, and collegiate minors
 Sara Newman Johnson
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin
Email
615-322-4909
2111 Blair
Blair Academy students
John Kochanowski
Associate Professor of Viola, Emeritus
Email
Website
615-322-7686
1183 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, and collegiate minors
Bradley D. Mansell
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Cello
Email
615-322-4909
2111 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Christina McGann
Visiting Assistant Professor of Viola and Violin
Email
Website
1183 Blair
Collegiate majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Edgar Meyer
Adjunct Associate Professor of Bass

Website
(615) 322-4933
1180 Blair
Master classes
Stephen Miahky
Joseph Joachim Chair; Associate Professor of Violin
Email
Website
(615) 322-7682
3100 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Crystal D. Plohman
Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin
Senior Artist Teacher of Fiddling
Email
(615) 343-6360
1190 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Kathryn C. Plummer
Professor of Viola
Email
Website
(615) 322-7666
1187 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Daniel Reinker
Adjunct Associate Professor of Viola
Email
(615) 322-7671
1170 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
 Joel Reist
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Double Bass
Email
(615) 322-4933
1180 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
María Romero Ramos
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Violin and Baroque Violin; Director of Historical Performance
Email
615-343-1934
3114 Blair
Collegiate majors on period instruments, collegiate second majors and minors, chamber music, and Blair Academy students
Christina Simpson
Adjunct Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin
Email
615-974-9447
2111 Blair
Blair Academy students
Richard Todd
Adjunct Associate Professor of Guitar
Email
615-322-7698
2128 Blair
Collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
Felix Wang
Professor of Cello
Email
Website
(615) 322-7683
3161 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students
 Glen Wanner
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bass
Email
(615) 330-4509
1180 Blair
Collegiate primary majors, collegiate non-primary majors, collegiate minors, and Blair Academy students