G e o r g i a
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Adrianne Munden-Dixon started her violin studies at the age of four with Kerri Sellman. She has given recitals in New York and Southeast United States and has served as concertmaster of the Savannah Arts Academy and Purchase Symphony Orchestras. Her principle teachers include Carmit Zori, Laurie Smukler, and Andres Cardenes and she has also worked with artists such as Todd Philips, Cornelia Heard, and Julia Lichten. She has spent summers studying and performing at the Aspen Music Festival, Apple Hill Chamber Institute, ARIA International School and Festival, and Mark O’Connor String Camp. Also a lover of contemporary music, she has collaborated with award-winning young composers such as Paul Dooley, Nicholas Virzi, and Stephanie Ann Boyd. She is a firm believer in the power of music to facilitate social and personal change and is beginning a series of concerts and music lessons based in correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, and orphanages. She recently graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing her Masters at Carnegie Mellon University on full scholarship under the tutelage of Cyrus Forough. When she is not rehearsing or performing, Adrianne spends her time surfing, cooking, and exploring the outdoors.