Dr. Madeline Schatz

Dr. Madeline Schatz

Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor (2004-2014)
Madeline Schatz-Harris

Born in New York, Dr. Schatz received most of her musical experience in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor of Music (B.M.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degrees with high honors from the University of Southern California. She completed her Master of Music (M.M.) at Indiana University School of Music. She studied violin, viola, and conducting with some of the finest teachers in the world. In addition to the Kamuela Philharmonic, Dr. Schatz has conducted orchestras internationally, including the London Symphony Orchestra on a CD recording. As a professional orchestral violinist/violist, Dr. Schatz has played with some of the best orchestras in the world as well as serving as lead chair violinist in Las Vegas showrooms.

Dr. Schatz has an extensive background as a teacher. In addition to maintaining a studio of private students on violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano, she has also been a full tenured professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, at the University of Utah, and at Humboldt State University in California. She was an associate professor of music at California State University at Fullerton, California, and an assistant professor of music at Indiana University. She has also taught at the University of Southern California and at the Claremont Colleges in California. She is presently serving as an online instructor for the University of Phoenix, teaching fine arts courses there.

Her recordings include “Powell Canyons” with the London Symphony, “Transcendencies” with the Fairbanks, Alaska, Symphony, “House of Sky” with the Contemporary Music Consortium, and “Pangea” with the Fairbanks, Alaska, Symphony Orchestra.

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