Teaching Lecturer, String Methods
Rodger Ellsworth, adjunct lecturer for violin and viola, is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of the New School of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.) and the North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, N.C.). His teachers have included such prominent soloists as Max Aronoff, Gerald Horner, Alan de Veritch, Joseph Gingold, Jascha Brodsky and the Curtiss Quartet. Mr. Ellsworth has had a distinguished career as a violist with some of the leading orchestras in the Washington, D.C., and San Francisco areas, including the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Wolf Trapp Summer Festival. In addition to a performance career of more than 25 years, he has served as music librarian for numerous Washington, D.C., and New York productions. He has taught for many years training students for major music schools and preparing professionals for positions in orchestras and ensembles.