Chamber Music on the Hill at Converse College
The Southeast's Premier Summer School of Chamber Music
Wooram holds degrees from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He currently serves as a full time Lecturer of Violin at Northern Kentucky University and anticipates receiving his DMA from the Cincinnati Conservatory in May 2018. He is also a substitute player of Louisville Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. A beloved member of the CMOTH faculty, Wooram is also the Director of Residence Life.
The Classical Voice of North Carolina described violist Kirsten
Swanson as a “stunning musician with flawless technique combined with
that unique ‘viola’ sound that can melt your soul.” Feeling equally at ease
with “new” and “old” music, in an orchestra or solo, Dr. Swanson enjoys a
diverse career that takes her all over the world, having performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.
An experienced chamber musician, Kirsten has collaborated with such artists as Schlomo Mintz, Garth Knox, Jon Nakamatsu, andmembers of the the JACK, Pacifica, and Ciompi String Quartets. and as a guest violist in festivals in Holland, England, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Peru, and Chile. She is currently the violist of the Madison Park String Quartet, the quartet in residence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Swanson holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Longy
School, and the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Her teachers
include John Graham, Roger Tapping, and Scott Rawls. A committed teacher, Kirsten has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Joanne Martin, Betsy Stuen-Walker, James Hutchins, and Joanne Bath and holds a Graduate Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy from East CarolinaUniversity. Currently, she serves as adjunct viola professor at the University of
North Carolina-Charlotte and in the viola section of the North Carolina Symphony.
*also ACMA coach