Clarice Collins
Knoxville, TN
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Clarice Collins

Clarice C.

Knoxville, TN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With 15 years of teaching experience and over 20 years performance experience, I have dedicated my entire life to the violin and finding innovative, creative, and effective ways of teaching and learning. In my studio, students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds are welcome! I have experience teaching beginners (both child and adult) all the way to students at the university level. I strive to create lessons and materials that cater to the uniqueness of each student and their goals. A love of music and the instrument will always be at the forefront of the learning experience!

About Clarice C.

Violinist and teacher Clarice Collins has established herself as a highly respected pedagogue and versatile musician of the 21st century, with a repertoire spanning music across genres and periods. A graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied with acclaimed professor Danwen Jiang, she received her undergraduate and a dual master’s degree in performance and pedagogy. She also studied with Grigory Kalinovsky, Arkady Fomin, and participated in masterclasses with the Juilliard Quartet, the Ying Quartet, and world-renowned pedagogue Mimi Zweig.

Ms. Collins has performed as soloist and in recitals at prestigious halls across the U.S., including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, where she was invited to perform in 2014 as part of the InterHarmony Concert Series. She has also devoted much of her professional career to the advancement of contemporary music and composers. Her contemporary music festival credits include the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes, Annual PRISMS New Music Festival, the American Composer Alliance concert series, the Society of Composers Incorporated Conference, the Samuel Beckett and Morton Feldman Conference, and the ASU West New Music Festival. Other festival appearances include Pablo Casals (Prades, France) and the HARPA International Academy in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In addition to performing regularly with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as a substitute, she has performed with orchestras throughout East Tennessee. While studying at Arizona State University, she performed as Principal Second Violin with the ProMusica Orchestra and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble.

A violinist and violist, Ms. Collins’ extensive background and research in the study of musical pedagogy gives her a broad range of capabilities. Students of all ages, backgrounds, and diverse goals are welcome in her studio and thrive under her teaching philosophy.

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Ms. Clarice is an all-star teacher and a extremely talented violinist. I had the honor of working with Clarice as an undergrad student at Arizona State University. Clarice was the teaching assistant for Danwen Jiang's Violin Studio. Clarice helped shape me to the violinist I am today, she helped instill a confidence in me I did not have before. She helped bring out passion to my playing in my performances. Clarice has a vast knowledge of violin pedagogy, technique, repertoire and music theory. Ms. Clarice loves each of her students and it shows through her character, you can tell she truly loves what she does and has a passion for teaching music. I am happy to call her not only my former but my friend as well. if you are looking for a teacher who makes learning fun and pushes you to greatness, then I highly recommend working with Clarice Collins!

Posted Jul 12, 2021

Experience

Violin & Viola Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present

Clarice's Violin Studio

Lead Strings Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2018

Arizona State University String Project

Education

Artist Diploma
Aug 2018 - May 2020

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Masters of Arts : String Pedagogy
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Arizona State Universtiy

Masters of Arts : Violin Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Arizona State Universtiy

Bachelors of Music : Violin Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Arizona State Universtiy

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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