Instructor, Violin

Peter Wilson is an engaging and multifaceted violinist and conductor; The Washington Post called his musicianship "first-class". He is Music Director of the Waynesboro Symphony and Richmond Philharmonic Orchestras in Virginia. Highly respected throughout the National Capital Region, he has served as a violinist of The White House for nearly a quarter century. He is Concertmaster of the American Festival Pops Orchestra and has guest conducted the National Symphony and the National Gallery Orchestras. He holds music degrees from Northwestern University and The Catholic University of America where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts. Dr. Wilson began his professional career as Concertmaster of the Walt Disney World Orchestra. He has appeared as violin soloist with Rosemary Clooney, Renée Fleming, Bernadette Peters, and composer/conductor John Williams. He has appeared in international publications including The Strad, which stated “[Wilson] made music that had the stamp of quality.”

Strings Professors and Instructors
Diane Phoenix-Neal

Diane Phoenix-Neal, Viola
Assistant Professor

Sam Suggs

Sam Suggs, Bass
Assistant Professor

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