Guest Artist Spotlight

Cornelia Heard

Masterclass, Strings

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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 Warner Bros., New World, Naxos and Pantheon Records. Appearances on Public Television and National Public Radio. Soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, Nashville Symphony, 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 MTNA National Competition, Corpus Christi International Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music 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 Festival 2002-04; Aspen Music Festival 2005-07. Vanderbilt University Blair School since 1982.