Dr. Alice Lindsay

A native Philadelphian, Dr. ALice Lindsay began her violin studies at age 10. During her formative years her teachers included Philadelphia Orchestra members Veda Reynolds and Joseph Primavera. She attended Oberlin College as a scholarship student of Elaine Lee Richey, assistant to Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute. Having switched her major instrument from violin to viola, she completed her undergraduate degree at Temple University and upon graduation joined the Dallas Symphony where she also served as principal viola of the Dallas Opera Orchestra. Subsequently , Alice Lindsay received her master’s degree from Temple University and her DMA from Combs College of Music where she studied with Joseph DePasquale. Alice Lindsay was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Institute where she eventually became a recruiter for the pre – college programs. She worked with Anshel Brusilow to build the Orchestral Programs at SMU, Dallas for a decade, as well as serving as recruiter and faculty member for the Juilliard at SMU Summer Festival and School while serving as associate principal viola with the New Jersey Symphony.

Dr. Lindsay was violist with the Berlin and the Paganiniana String Quartets while holding principal tenured orchestral positions. She has served on the faculties of Rutgers University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently Artist in Residence at Loyola University and the International Music Institute of New Orleans. She performed the world premiere of Norman Dello Joio’s Lyric Fantasies for solo viola and orchestra at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as recitalist at Alice Tully Hall and other important venues. She has performed chamber music concerts with Erick Friedman and Sandy Rivers, Norman Carol, Stephen Balderston, Jasha Simkins, Emanuel Borok, Lawrence Leighten Smith, and other recognized artists.

Her students have attended the Country’s finest Universities and Conservatories and many have won viola positions in professional orchestras, professional chamber ensembles, and on university faculties, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Rosette String Quartet, Fairfax Symphony, and the Enid Trio. Some have won tenured viola performance faculty positions at I.U. Bloomington, and other prominent schools. Dr. Lindsay has taught chamber music in Prague, Vienna, and Italy, including master classes at ASTA conferences in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine, and New York. She serves as adjudicator for orchestral concerto competitions and is recognized for her work with violinists who explore the differences between the violin and viola to broaden their musical options or who direct their ambition toward professional viola opportunities.