KIMBERLEE UWATE, VIOLA

 

kim@kimberleeuwate.com    Eugene, OR  97401

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts in Viola Performance and Literature
        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), ABD, February 2014

Certificate in Business Administration, 2013
   
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Professional Studies Certificate in Classical Viola, 2011
        Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York   

 Master of Music in Classical Viola, 2010
 
      Manhattan School of Music, New York, New York                                                            

 Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphasis in Viola Performance, 2008
        University of California at Davis

  

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Delgani String Quartet, Eugene, Oregon, 2015–present

Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Eugene, Oregon
            Section Viola, 2015–present

Allerton Barn Festival, Urbana, Illinois
 
           Guest Artist with the Jupiter String Quartet, 2014
            Violist, On the Twentieth Century, 2014
            Violist, Of Thee I Sing, 2013
            Violist, Pirates of Penzance, 2012
            Violist, Allerton Bach Orchestra, 2012

Heartland Festival Orchestra, Peoria and Washington, Illinois
            Section Viola, 2012–present

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Urbana, Illinois
           Section Viola, 2011–present
           Acting Principal Viola and Assistant Principal Viola (substitute), 2013-present

Sinfonia da Camera, Urbana, Illinois
            Section Viola, 2011–2015

Trio 114, Urbana, Illinois, 2014–2015
            Violist of a viola/flute/harp trio
            Comissioned works and performed concerts in central Illinois 
                  with support from an Urbana Public Arts grant

UIUC Graduate String Quartet, Urbana, Illinois
            Performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts events, 2013–2015

Downtown Champaign Chamber Music Festival, Champaign Illinois
            Violist, Young People’s Concerts with Rami Vamos 2014
            Violist, Chamber Music Performance: Americana, 2014          

Illinois Modern Ensemble, Urbana, Illinois
            Resident Violist, 2011–2014

Champaign-Urbana Theater Company, Urbana, Illinois
            Violinist/Violist, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, April 2014
            Violist, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, October 2013

Freelance Violist, Urbana, Illinois
            Performances at church services (United Church of Christ Champaign, Grace Lutheran Church Champaign,  First Presbyterian Church Urbana), weddings (Allerton),
                and other miscellaneous events, 2011–2014

The Celebration Company at the Station Theater, Urbana, Illinois
            Violinist/Keyboardist, Next to Normal, April 2013

University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Urbana, Illinois
            Principal Viola, 2011–2013

Myth String Quartet, New York, New York
            Violist, collaborations with the LeBoeuf Brothers, 2010–2013

National Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
            Section Viola (substitute), 2010–2012 

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Illinois
 
           Section Viola (substitute), 2012

Euvox Ensemble, New York, New York
            Bass/Bassoon/Viola trio (founding member), 2010–2011

Westchester Chamber Symphony, New Rochelle, New York
            Section Viola, 2009–2011 

Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra
            Principal Viola (rotating), 2008–2010

Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia
            Section Viola, 2009–2010

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Jupiter String Quartet Guest Artist Award, 2014
Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship Finalist, 2014
Chamber Music America Grant, 2011

            New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development Program
            “A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka” by Remy LeBoeuf
                  Premiered at The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY, 15 November 2012
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member, 2007–present
President’s Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music, 2008–2011
Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition Winner, Manhattan School of Music, 2009
Kopelstein Award for Excellence in Music Performance, UC Davis, 2008

  

RECORDINGS

Dmitri Tymoczko: Sheila63.  Bridge Records, compact disc. Recorded September 2013 (pending release).

 Dmitri Tymoczko: Crackpot Hymnal.  Bridge Records, compact disc, 2013. 

 LeBoeuf Brothers and the Myth String Quartet. In Praise of Shadows. 19 ninety-eight records, compact disc, 2011. 

  

NOTABLE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES

 Illinois Modern Ensemble, Chicago, IL
            Resident Violist, Chicago Cultural Center, 2014

Mahler for the Children of Aids Benefit Concert, New York, NY
            Section Viola, Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perleman Stage, 2009

 Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City, New York, NY
            Section Viola, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Greenwich Village, 2010

Alexander Markov Rock Orchestra, New York, NY
            Section Viola, Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perleman Stage, 2010

Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia, New York, NY
 
           Section Viola, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 2009

 

NOTABLE SOLO PERFORMANCES

 Berio, Luciano.  Chemins II su Sequenza VI, Illinois Modern Ensemble, Urbana, Illinois
            Viola Soloist, 2012                                                                                         

 Bach, JS. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Davis, California
            Viola Soloist (Viola I) and conductor, 2007

 

PRINCIPAL TEACHERS                    

            Viola                                                                 Chamber
            Karen Dreyfus (MM/PS)                                   Jupiter String Quartet
            Elizabeth Freivogel      (DMA)                         Pacifica String Quartet
            Masumi Per Rostad      (DMA)                         American String Quartet         
            Ellen Ruth Rose (BA)                                       Avalon String Quartet

 

MASTER CLASSES                                                    CONDUCTORS

            Carol Rodland, 2014                                       Kurt Masur
            Samuel Rhodes, 2013                                     Philippe Entremont
            Roberto Diaz, 2011                                          Kenneth Kiesler
            Kim Kashkashian, 2009                                  Donald Schleicher

 

SUMMER FESTIVALS

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill, Maine, 2014, 2015
Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop, New York, New York, 2014
Summer Strings @ NYU, New York, New York, 2013
Mendocino Music Festival, Mendocino, California, 2011
Hot Springs Music Festival, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2011
Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, Leavenworth, Washington, 2010, 2009, and 2007
North American Viola Institute at Orford, Orford, Quebec, 2008
Castleman Quartet Program (East), Fredonia, New York, 2008, ‘07, ‘06

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 Private Viola Studio, Urbana, Illinois and Eugene, Oregon 2011–present
            Developed curriculum, negotiated fees, scheduled lessons

Kneisel Hall Adult Chamber Music Institute, Blue Hill, Maine, August 2014 and 2015

            Coached chamber music with amateur adult students

Illinois Summer Youth Music, Urbana, Illinois, June 2014 and 2015
            Viola Faculty, Session 1 (High School, 18 students) and Session 2 (Middle School, 14 students)
                  Taught masterclass  and orchestra sectionals to student violists
                  Provided practice assistance to the high school strings academy                 

Viola Teaching Assistant, UIUC, Urbana, Illinois, 2011–2014
            Developed curriculum for individual and group classes
                  Classes taught:       Viola Scales and Technique for Majors
                                                       (up to 15 undergraduate and graduate students)
                                                   Viola Lessons for Non-Music Majors
                                                  Chamber Music Coaching for Music Performance Majors
           Organized schedule of studio class

 Urbana Chamber Music Workshop, Urbana, Illinois, 2013
            Coached string chamber groups (ages 11–18) and performed on faculty concert 

Adjunct Viola Faculty, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, 2012 and 2015
            Developed curriculum for individual and group classes
                  Classes taught: Viola Lessons for Music Majors and Non-Music Majors
                                          Viola Master Class
                                          Violin and Viola Lessons for the Preparatory Division

 Substitute Teacher, Manhattan School of Music Outreach Program, New York, NY, 2008–2010
            
Taught beginning group violin and viola classes to children from Harlem Public Schools

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

Student Member, Graduate Committee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-present

Assistant Librarian, Manhattan School of Music Performance Library, New York, NY, 2009-2011

Institute Assistant, Icicle Creek Music Center Chamber Institute and Festival, Leavenworth, Washington, 2010