The role of the concertmaster
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Jorja Fleezanis, former Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, on the role of the concertmaster
Jorja Fleezanis joined the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2009 as Professor of Violin and holds the Henry Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies. Ms. Fleezanis was concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009. Prior to Minnesota, she was associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony for eight years.
A devoted teacher, Ms. Fleezanis became an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota's School of Music in 1990. She has also enjoyed teaching roles with other organizations: as teacher and artist at the Round Top International Festival Institute in Texas (1990-2007); artist-in-residence at the University of California, Davis; guest artist and teacher at the San Francisco Conservatory, where she served on the faculty from 1981 to 1989; artist and mentor at the Music@Menlo Festival (2003-2008); teacher and coach at the New World Symphony (1988-present), and a visiting teacher to the Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School and Interlochen Academy and Summer Camp. Ms. Fleezanis studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music.