Kevin Nordstrom, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor, Applied viola
Faculty String Quartet, Viola
Kevin Nordstrom leads a busy career as both performer and teacher. He has performed in much of the United States as well as in Canada, Italy, and Austria, and has given numerous solo recitals in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he is also pursing a Doctorate of Musical Arts. His teachers have included Dr. Catharine Carroll, Masao Kawasaki, Dr. Susan Dubois, Donald McInnes and Christian Colberg.
Mr. Nordstrom was awarded an orchestral fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013, was a fellowship recipient at the CCM Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy 2011, received a full scholarship to the Music Academy of the West in 2009, and was awarded substantial scholarships to the Manchester Music Festival 2007 and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival 2006 and 2008. He has been awarded high honors at many international solo competitions as well, including 2nd prize awards at the Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition 2012, The Cincinnati Conservatory annual concerto competition 2011, and the Hubbard Solo Contest 2007. He has also been a semi-finalist in the Sorantin Competition 2011, the only violist invited to compete, and was a semi-finalist and the top violist in the 2009 Crescendo Music Awards.
As an orchestral musician, he has been fortunate to have served as principal violist of festival orchestras in Italy as well as at the Music Academy of the West and was the acting principal violist for the Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles for their 2009-2010 season. He currently is the acting assistant principal viola in the Richmond Indiana Symphony, and has been a guest principal with the Lebanon Symphony as well as guest assistant with the Middletown Symphony Orchestra.
Most recently, Mr. Nordstrom has been appointed to be the Adjunct Instructor of Applied Viola at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, a position he is most proud to step in to.