Wheaton College Conservatory of Music has a robust strings area, with faculty expertise in violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar as well as a diversity of genres and applications.
Building on a long tradition of artistic and academic excellence, the strings program at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music provides comprehensive, personal instruction leading to degrees in performance, pedagogy, music with elective studies emphases, music education, music composition, composition, and the liberal arts. Our team of highly credentialled faculty are outstanding performers who are committed to teaching and mentorship and contribute to Wheaton’s distinctively Christian scholarly community. It is our goal to nurture young musicians with a broad understanding of their art, who can use their gifts creatively and effectively in tomorrow’s world.
String Area Faculty
Lee Joiner, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music, violin, and the Chair of String Area
Soh-Hyun Park Altino, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music, Violin
Leonardo Altino, M.M.
Associate Lecturer of Music, Cello
Guest Lecturer, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Bass
Andrew Anderson, M.M.
Guest Lecturer, Bass
Rose Armbrust Griffin, M.M.
Guest Lecturer, Viola
Steve Ramsdell, M.M.
Guest Lecturer, Jazz Guitar
Guest Lecturer, String Techniques
Brian Torosian, D.M.
Guest Lecturer, Classical Guitar
Paul Zafer, M.M.
Guest Lecturer, Violin