Please welcome my long term substitute, Ligia Vascan, while I am on maternity leave. She is available to contact with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Vascan's bio:
I am originally from Bucharest, Romania, and I came to the United States nineteen years ago. I have been in the Milwaukee area for nine years, and before that my family and I lived in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
I began my musical training at the age of six and studied for twelve years at the Dinu Lipatti School of Music and Fine Arts. There, I studied violin, viola, piano, classical voice, and all the other musical disciplines (theory, history, harmony, etc.). I then attended the National University of Music of Bucharest where I added conducting for orchestra and choir. After graduating from University, I became a full time-professor of violin, orchestra, and music theory at the School of Music and Fine Arts. During that time, I also conducted the Musica Mundi music teachers orchestra of Bucharest and the Pro Arte University Choir, which I founded during my time as a student. My ensembles earned several national and international awards and performed permanent concert seasons.
Since my immigration to the USA, I have conducted and performed in symphonic orchestras and founded choirs in the northwoods. I also regularly perform in recitals as a violinist and vocalist. More recently, I taught orchestra and strings at the University School of Milwaukee for eight years. I also teach voice, violin, and viola at Mt. Mary University and I have private students for violin, viola, cello, voice, and piano.
For me music is not only my profession but my main passion. I love to share my music with students of all ages and to collaborate with the families to find the best solutions to make music an important part of their lives.
When I have some spare time, I like to write, perform in recital or chamber music ensembles, travel, and spend time with my two wonderful daughters.