Hattie has experience teaching violin in group classes and privately. She believes that every student is unique and different and tries to be flexible to cater to the student’s needs to make the learning experience more productive and fun.
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Master of Music in Violin Performance.
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music in Contemporary Violin Performance.
Violinist Hattie A. (b. 1991) will be starting her second Masters Degree in the Fall of 2018 at Manhattan School of Music in Contemporary Violin Performance under the guidance of Curtis Macomber. She is a recent MM graduate in Violin Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the guidance of the former Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster, Jorja Fleezanis. Born in Seoul, South Korea but raised in Fort Worth, Texas, she began playing the violin at the age of nine. Hattie’s passions lie in orchestral playing, contemporary music, and teaching. She has been teaching violin lessons privately and in group settings for over five years. She plans to pursue her Doctorate degree after completing her second MM degree at Manhattan School of Music. In the past, Hattie has been awarded First Prize at the Golden Strings of America International Competition in 2011 and was given the opportunity to perform a recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2012. In 2012 and 2013, she traveled with the Oberlin Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Ensemble to perform in Carnegie Hall. Hattie is also a graduate from the prestigious arts high school, Interlochen Arts Academy, with a Fine Arts Award in 2011. She has performed in numerous master classes for musicians such as Paul Kantor, Jorja Fleezanis, Margaret Batjer, Sergiu Schwartz and Weigang Li. During her studies at Indiana University, she was an orchestra member of The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Kentucky in Bowling Green, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony, and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Her past instructors include Milan Vitek, Mimi Zweig, and Hal Grossman. Hattie performs on a violin by Antonio Sgarbi, 1902, on generous loan from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.