Meet the Performer:

Austin Hartman

Title: Assistant Professor of Violin and Director of String Ensembles

What classes do you teach? Applied Violin, Chamber Orchestra, String Pedagogy, String Techniques, Performance Disciplines

What instruments do you play? Violin, viola and piano

Where, besides UIndy, do you perform? I have had the privilege of performing concerts around the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

What is your educational background? I studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Yale University and the Juilliard School.

What do you consider to be the highlights of your career? Outside of performances in important venues, I have found some of the highlights of my career to be performance experiences for those with little or no musical exposure. Whether in school or nursing facilities, I have found great joy in sharing the gift of music in these settings.

What is your favorite career memory? One of my favorite career memories occurred during an outdoor, evening performance in an Italian Piazza playing Brahms' Clarinet Quintet—beautiful music shared with friends in a picturesque setting.

Who is/are your favorite musician(s)? Yehudi Menuhin—an old fashion violinist who made music that went right to the heart.

Who has influenced your career/music? Maestro Luis Biava—not only an incredible musician, but also a teacher who balanced excellence with kindness and professionalism.

What is your favorite aspect of UIndy? One of my favorite aspects of UIndy is the care and nurturing attitude that our faculty shows for the students. 

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