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Viola & Chamber Music Masterclass: Elizabeth Oakes

Elizabeth Oakes

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019  2:30-4:30pm   Bezanson Recital Hall  FREE

Viola and Chamber Music Masterclass
Elizabeth Oakes, guest artist

Elizabeth Oakes, violist, is an active chamber musician, teacher and performer and is currently the Coordinator of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program. For twenty-two years, Ms. Oakes served as the violist of the Maia Quartet, performing throughout the United States, Asia, Canada and Europe and concertizing in major venues including Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, the 92nd Street Y and Washington DC's Kennedy Center.

Ms. Oakes' programming and interdisciplinary interests have led her to coordinate and program many large-scale projects. With two other colleagues, she founded and served as artistic director for the Foothills Music Festival in Winston-Salem, NC for nine years.

Ms. Oakes also teamed up with the U.I. Music Therapy department to present Music, Healthcare and Well-Being, programming foecusing on the relationship between music and health. She has been the recipient of numerous grants from major organizations such as Chamber Music America, the Iowa Arts Council, Humanities Iowa and the John and Anna Hanes Foundation.