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Alice Lindsay of Williamsburg is a member of the applied music faculty at VCU, principal violist in the Millennium Symphony and assistant principal viola with Symphonicity, the official orchestra of Virginia Beach
Immediately upon receiving her undergraduate degree from Temple University, Lindsay became a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. During her tenure there, she was also principal viola with the Dallas Opera Company. Lindsay received a Master of Music education degree (magna cum laude) from Temple University and her D.M.A. in viola performance from Combs College of Music, where she studied with Joseph DePasquale.
Lindsay served as assistant principal viola of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for many years, during which time she taught at Rutgers University and Burlington College. She developed a successful string program in the New Jersey public schools for grades 3 through 12.
Lindsay was recruiter for the Tanglewood Young Artists Program, the Young Artists in Rome Program, the Juilliard at SMU Summer Program and the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU for nearly a decade. She performed the world premiere of Norman Dello Joio’s “Lyric Fantasy” for solo viola and orchestra at Carnegie Hall. “Serpentine for Imaginary Dancer and Solo Viola” by Claire Polin was premiered by her and dedicated to her. She has been a solo recitalist at Alice Tully Hall and other important concert venues. Lindsay has taught master classes for the American String Teachers Associations in Maine, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in summer programs at Hartt College of Music, Shenandoah University, Southern Methodist University and VCU. She served as violist with the Paganiniana and Berlin string quartets and performed as guest violist in chamber music recitals with principal players from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Lindsay was educational director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony and a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Her students have attended the nation’s most prestigious music schools and conservatories and have won positions in major orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra. Lindsay is listed in the World’s Who’s Who in Music and Musicians and 2000 Most Notable American Women.