PhD University of Oregon
MM Wichita State University
BM Southern Methodist University
Jacquelyn Schwandt is an Assistant Professor of Viola at
Northern Arizona University. She is Principal violist with the Flagstaff
Symphony, and is an active member of the NAU Faculty Chamber Music Series.
Currently, Dr. Schwandt is the President of the Arizona Chapter
of the American Viola Society. She is an active clinician and performer and has
taught at music camps and master classes in Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma,
Colorado, and South Dakota.
In 2007 she performed Mozart’s Sinfonie Concertante with the
Newport Symphony Orchestra in Newport, Oregon. Dr. Schwandt has been a violist
in the Eugene Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Wichita Symphony;
assistant principal viola in the Spoleto USA and Italy Festival Orchestras, and
Principal viola of The Classic Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.
Additionally, Dr. Schwandt has participated in the Oregon
Festival of American Music, the Ernst Bloch Music Festival, Aspen Music
Festival, Chamber Music at the Barn in Wichita, Kansas, National Repertory
Orchestra, and The Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City. She has studied viola with
Leslie Straka, William Magers, Ellen Rose, Catherine Consiglio, Eiji Ikeda and