Monday, September 26, 2011

A Musical Interlude

Shannon Farrell Williams and Jamie Hofman performed "Lament" by Frank Bridge at a gala on the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the String Academy of Wisconsin in 2010. 


The String Academy is closely associated with the distinguished Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where both Mr. Hofman and Mrs. Williams continued their studies, working with Mimi Zweig, Atar Arad, Jerry Horner and others.   Today Mrs. Williams plays with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival.  Mr. Hofman is on the faculties of The String Academy, Carroll University and the Eastern Music Festival and has been a member of the Louisville Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Louisville String Quartet.

The String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a unique educational experience for students ages four to eighteen to study the violin, viola and cello.