Dr. Kevin Nordstrom, Viola/Violin

Dr. Kevin Nordstrom leads a busy career as performer, teacher, and scholar. He is the Adjunct Instructor of Applied Viola at Wright State University teaching courses in string methods and non-western music appreciation. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Applied Violin and Viola at Earlham College and Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. Dr. Nordstrom holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of North Texas, and the degrees of Master of Music, Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Dr. Catharine Carroll, Masao Kawasaki, and Dr. Susan Dubois. 

























































































































Dr. Nordstrom has performed solo concerts in Canada, Italy, Austria, and China, and presented solo recitals throughout the United States. He was awarded orchestral fellowships or scholarships for the Aspen Music Festival, the CCM Spoleto Festival (Spoleto, Italy), Music Academy of the West,  Manchester Music Festival, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He has been awarded high honors at solo competitions, including 2nd prize awards at the Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition, The Cincinnati Conservatory annual concerto competition, and the Hubbard Solo Contest. In addition to teaching and performing on the viola, Dr. Nordstrom enjoys studies in musicology, composing and writing about music, reading about American and ancient history, and spending time with his wife and daughter.