Carol Dallinger Celebrates 40 Years at UE with Faculty Recital

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In celebration of her 40th year with the University of Evansville Department of Music, violinist Carol Dallinger will hold a faculty recital featuring two of her former students, now professional performers and music educators.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25 in UE’s Wheeler Concert Hall. The program will feature violin and viola solos, duets, and trios by composers including Dvorak, Mozart, Schumann, and Shostakovich.

Dallinger will perform with two of her former students in the Suzuki Violin Program, Scott Conklin and John T. Posadas. Conklin, a Murray, Kentucky native, is associate professor of violin at the University of Iowa School of Music. Posadas, a native of Henderson, Kentucky, currently serves as adjunct professor of viola and chamber music at the University of South Florida’s School of Music.

“I am grateful for a career that has been long enough for me to see my first students become outstanding adults,” Dallinger said, “and in turn can experience the joy of teaching many of their children.”

Dallinger is currently the Oramay Cluthe Eades Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Evansville. She is also founder and coordinator of UE’s Suzuki Violin Program, which currently serves more than 100 students ages 4-17 from around the Tri-State. An active performer, Dallinger serves as principal second violinist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and performs regularly at department recitals.

She has lectured at state and national music conferences and, as a registered teacher trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, frequently serves as a clinician for summer institutes throughout the United States. She has also taught in New Zealand and Australia, and is a former member of the national board of directors of the Suzuki Association.

Dallinger’s honors include UE’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1995, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Artist of the Year award in 1997, the Dean’s Teaching Award for UE’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2000, and the Suzuki Chair Award at the American Suzuki Institute in 2006. Most recently, she received the Friends of UE Music Distinguished Service Award for 2012.

Dallinger holds a Bachelor of Music in performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Music in performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently teaches courses in applied violin, applied viola, music theory, and Suzuki violin pedagogy.

For more information on upcoming events in UE’s Department of Music, please visit the online concert calendar or call 812-488-2754.

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