Violist Stephen Wyrczynski named music professor at Indiana
July 29, 2010
Following a year as visiting professor, violist Stephen Wyrczynski has been appointed professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University.
A member of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1992, Wyrczynski has developed an active teaching career in some of the most prestigious music schools and festivals in the U.S., including the Peabody Conservatory, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the New World Symphony in Miami, Fla., Mannes College of Music in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music, the National Orchestral Institute and the New York State Summer School for Orchestral Studies.
"Steve brings to IU a wealth of orchestral and chamber music experience, in addition to a love, commitment and dedication for teaching," said Jacobs Dean Gwyn Richards. "His viola colleagues are thrilled that he can begin this fall in Bloomington. We look forward with great anticipation to the impact that his work with the students and with the orchestral program will have."
"I feel tremendous excitement and honor at my appointment to the Jacobs School of Music," said Wyrczynski. "My colleagues here are some of the greatest pedagogues and performing artists in the world. I first admired the Jacobs School when I studied for two summers with the late Abraham Skernick, who, after a distinguished career in the Cleveland Orchestra, taught on the faculty."