Ava Pacheco
Boulder, CO
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Ava Pacheco

Ava P.

Boulder, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I started viola 8 years ago in order to expand opportunities and get to know more about this amazing instrument, but I began teaching about 4 years ago. I teach beginners to advanced students, and incorporate basic music theory, note reading, and any other skills a student may require based on their skill level.

About Ava P.

A native of Houston, Texas, violinist Ava Pacheco is a Boulder-based performer, collaborator, and teacher. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in violin from the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Truman State University. As an active performer, Ava has been involved in solo, orchestral, and chamber ensemble performances across the United States and Italy, including performances at Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute in Leavenworth, Washington, and the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy.

Recent solo engagements have included Antonio Vivaldi’s Spring Concerto with the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute Young Artists as well as Eugene Ysayë’s Solo Sonata No. 2. In the fall of 2018, Ava was named a semi-finalist in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Competition. While at Truman State University, Ava was a two-time Gold Medal Competition finalist on concerti by Kabalevsky and Shostakovich. She has performed in masterclasses for artists such as Anne Akiko Meyers, Stephen Rose, Altius String Quartet, and Alberto Bologni.

Most recent chamber performances have featured Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet and Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht, as well as Granados’ Piano Quintet in G minor alongside members of the Volta Piano Trio and Avalon String Quartet. As an orchestral musician, she has regularly played as a member of Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Symphony, and Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale. Ava has served as the associate principal second violinist of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Ava's previous teachers include founding member of the Takács Quartet Karoly Schranz, Takács Quartet second violinist Harumi Rhodes, Sam McClure, Julie Lundgren, and Kathy Karpicke.

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Jennifer
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Posted Mar 24, 2021
Ava
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Ava is amazing!! We highly recommend her. Super knowledgeable, friendly and great with kids. Thanks Ava!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
Sarah
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Excellent!

Posted Dec 1, 2017
Jennifer
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My 9 year old says, "She's awesome. She will help you if you are stuck."
I say that Ava is always on time and very accommodating. We have had to change our schedule a few times, but we have always found a way to make lesson time work. Thank you!

Posted Jun 11, 2017

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Experience

Substitute Section Violin
Sep 2019 - Present

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

Section Violin
May 2019 - Present

Boulder Symphony Orchestra

Substitute Section Violin
May 2019 - Present

Boulder Chamber Orchestra

Private Violin Teacher
Aug 2011 - Present

Self-Employed

Associate Principal Second Violin
Jul 2017 - May 2019

Boulder Symphony Orchestra

Alumni Guest Artist
Jan 2019 - Feb 2019

Truman State University

Guest artist residency at Truman State University. Coached TSU’s President’s String Quartet, taught master class with violin & viola studio, & presented solo recital.

First violinist & Quartet manager
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Truman State University President's String Quartet

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2017 - May 2020

University of Colorado-Boulder

Master of Music-Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017

University of Colorado-Boulder

Bachelor of Music-Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Truman State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Every Child Can Training
Jan 2021

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Awards

Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Competition Semi-Finalist
Nov 2018

University of Colorado-Boulder

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Performance
Apr 2015

Truman State University

Gold Medal Concerto Competition Finalist
Nov 2014

Truman State University

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas
Jan 2021
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.
Denver Musicians Association
Aug 2019
The DMA represents an active network of 1000 professional musicians who are affiliated with a broader network of over 100,000 members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM).
American Federation of Musicians
Aug 2019
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
American String Teachers Association
Sep 2015
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2012
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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