An article from last week’s paper reported Foster Beyers’ decision to take a new teaching position as orchestra director at James Madison University, and the future of Professor Kate Hamilton’s position. We would like to add the following corrections.
Professor Capistran teaches string methods and is a violinist and conductor, but has also taught and played viola here. The viola students will have the opportunity to study with her and Professor Sonja Harasim next year.
In response to the quote from Jake Broten, the number of viola students in the orchestra has been as large in past years, according to Capistran.
Dr. John Roberts sent an official statement with the following information:
1) The Department of Music employs several faculty members who teach more than one instrument.
2) It is not uncommon for an institution to hire an upper-strings applied studio professor.