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Robert McDuffie and Amy Schwartz Moretti have personally selected the distinguished artists who serve as faculty at the Center. The faculty work as a team to impart a sweeping view of music and demonstrate the kinds of career paths available from completion of an advanced string program. Many of the distinguished artists maintain prominent solo and chamber music careers or hold principal positions at major symphony orchestras across the nation.

Robert McDuffie

Violin

Amy Schwartz Moretti

Violin

Julie Albers

Cello

Rebecca Albers

Viola

Founder
Distinguished University Professor of Music at Mercer University

Director
Caroline Paul King Violin Chair

Distinguished Artist Charles and Mary Jean Yates Cello Chair
Principal Cellist, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Distinguished Artist
Assistant Principal Violist, Minnesota Orchestra

Rachel Calin

Double bass

Lawrence Dutton

Viola

David Halen

Violin

Hans Jørgen Jensen

Cello

Distinguished Artist
Soloist and Chamber Musician

Distinguished Artist Member of the Emerson String Quartet

Distinguished Artist Concertmaster, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Distinguished Artist and World-renowned Pedagogue

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Kurt Muroki

Double bass

Elizabeth Pridgen

Piano

Ward Stare

Conductor

Distinguished Artist
Soloist and Chamber Musician

Distinguished Artist
G. Leslie Fabian Piano Chair in Music

Distinguished Artist
Music Director, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

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Faculty

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings