Associate Professor of Violin
Location: Room 253 Fine Arts Building
Dr. Martha Walvoord, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Texas at Arlington, is an active chamber musician, educator, soloist and recitalist. Recent solo appearances have taken her to China, Hong Kong, Spain, Costa Rica, and across the US including her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Quingdao Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Walvoord’s Spain tours have taken her across the country. She has been invited to perform in Madrid’s historic Auditorio del Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Girona’s Casa de Cultura, and at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. Dr. Walvoord is committed to the promotion of new music. She has commissioned, assisted, recorded, and premiered works by composers George Chave, Michael Daugherty, David Lefkowitz, and Matthew Tommasini. In May, Centaur Records released Dr. Walvoord’s recording American Prospectives: Works for Violin by Matthew Tommasini.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Walvoord was the Concertmaster of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon, MI and held the position of Artist-in-Residence at Hope College in Holland, MI. Dr. Walvoord has performed chamber music with members of the Boston, Detroit, Dallas, and Fort Worth Symphonies. As an educator, Dr. Walvoord is the sole recipient of the TexASTA 2010 Marjorie Keller Young Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Walvoord maintains a full and active private and university studio of award- and competition-winning students. She is much in demand as a clinician, adjudicator and presenter. During the summer, Dr. Walvoord has taught at festivals in Hong Kong and across the United States. Walvoord earned her DMA and her MM at the University of Michigan and her BM at Rice University. Dr. Walvoord performs on a violin made by Francois Pique, Paris 1800.