Carrie D.

Carrie D.


8 years teaching privately.


BM Eastman School of Music.  She graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a Masters Degree in May 2016.


Manhattan, NY

Originally from Connecticut, Carrie began playing the viola at the age of 6. She has studied at the HARTT School of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy and Eastman School of Music. Her primary teachers have included Melinda Daetsch, David Holland, and Carol Rodland.

Carrie has attended many summer music programs and festivals, including the North American Viola Institute (NAVI), Quartet Program, Bowdoin, Zephyr Chamber Music Festival, and Chautauqua Institute. She has performed in masterclasses for and studied with other teachers/performers such as Heidi Castleman, Jutta Puchhammer-Sediollot, Catharine Carroll, Becca Albers, Caroline Coade, Almita and Roland Vamos, and Schmul Katz. Her chamber music coaches have included the Ying Quartet, Kopelman Quartet, Jodi Levitz, Sam Rhodes,  and Laurie Carney, just to name a few. In 2010, Carrie and her string quartet won a spot to play the Brahms C Minor Quartet on the prestigious Eastman Chamber Honors Recital in Kilbourn Hall. Most recently, Carrie was also a winner in the FUCHS Chamber Music Competition, her sextet playing Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.” Carrie has also performed as principal of many orchestras, including the CT Allstate Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and Chautauqua Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Carrie is a newly hired violist for the Glens Falls Symphony in Upstate NY and is on the sub list of many other orchestras, including Symphony in C, New York Classical Symphony Orchestra, and New York Session Symphony.

In addition to playing classical viola, Carrie has a strong interest in the Baroque era and early music. Since attending Eastman, she has studied Baroque viola/music with Christel Thielmann and Paul O’Dette, as well as taken lessons from Libby Walfish and Cynthia Roberts.