Ann Cirvencic

  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, Western Michigan University
  • Master of Music, Viola Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music

Ann returns to Kalamazoo after time spent performing and teaching in the Cleveland area. Her undergraduate studies were completed under Gerald Fischbach and David  Updegraff at WMU. After a semester of graduate pedagogy studies and assistant teaching with Mimi Zweig at Indiana University, Ann moved to the Cleveland area to study viola with Lucien Joel at CIM. Other teachers that have greatly influenced her playing include Bob Vernon, Lynne Ramsey, Tadeusz Wronski, Heidi Castleman, Alan Bodman, Laurence Shapiro, Linda Cerone and Cory Smith.

Ann has performed with and been a contract member of many orchestras and chamber ensembles in the Cleveland area, including Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Blossom Festival Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Akron Baroque.

Ann is a Suzuki-trained teacher, certified in Violin Book One. She enjoys teaching viola and violin students of all ages. She considers herself to be a “wholistic” teacher, one who cares about the personal development and creative progress of each student.

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