Education

B.A., Lawrence University 
M.A., Bowling Green State University

Emma Cifrino


Instructor of Music, viola, violin


  cifrinoea@beloit.edu   Hendricks Center for the Arts
  • Emma Cifrino

Emma Cifrino is a violist and violinist currently pursuing her DMA at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she studies viola with Sally Chisholm. Originally from central Maine, Emma began her studies with
Betsy Kobayashi at the Pineland Suzuki School in Augusta, ME. While in Maine she also studied violin, viola, and chamber music with members of the Portland String Quartet. She holds a B.Mus from Lawrence University, where her principal teacher was Matthew Michelic, and an M.Mus from Bowling Green State University, where she studied with Matthew Daline. At Bowling Green she was a member of the Graduate String Quartet and served as principal viola in the Bowling Green Philharmonia. Other career highlights include appearing on the radio program Live From WFMT in Chicago, and performing at Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival with the BGSU Early Music Ensemble. In addition to her active performance career, Emma has almost a decade of experience teaching students of all ages and levels. She believes that her primary duty as a music educator is to produce students who are respectful of the art of music-making. This means instilling students with good practice habits, encouraging participation in chamber ensembles, and modeling a scholarly – but enthusiastic – approach to performance.

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