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Susan Via

Instructor of Violin, Director of Gallery Players

Office: Ewell 257
Email: [[sfviax]]


Via is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music where she completed her studies with Eric Rosenblith and participated in master classes with Josef Gingold.


Professor Via is the former associate concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony, Greensboro Symphony as principal second violin, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, and Colorado Music Festival. She is an active chamber musician having performed both in the United States and abroad.

Areas of Specialization

 Susan Via, as a member of the Performing Artist Music Faculty at William and Mary, instructs violin and directs the Gallery Players ensemble.  She performs with the Williamsburg Symphonia and also is the baroque violinist for the Wren Masters, W&M's faculty early music ensemble.  Ms. Via has held positions as Associate Concertmaster with the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Opera, principal second violin of the Greensboro Symphony, in addition to performing with the North Carolina Symphony, among others.  She has been a faculty performer with Eastern Music Festival and the Colorado Music Festival.  Ms. Via is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with Eric Rosenblith.  Additional studies were with Raphael Druian, Glenn Dicterow, and Josef Gingold. She has studied Baroque violin with Risa Browder. 

Academic Positions

Via has served on the faculties of the Eastern Music Festival, Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, And Duke University String School.