Jennifer Dalmas, violin/viola
Dr. Jennifer Dalmas joined the faculty of the Stephen F. Austin University School of Music in 2003. In her time at SFA, the strings program has grown considerably, developing into an even more vital component of the School of Music. A graduate of the Virginia School of the Arts in 1991, Dr. Dalmas holds both master’s and doctoral degrees in violin performance from Florida State University, where she studied with Professors Karen Clarke, Eliot Chapo and Dr. Gary Kosloski. After receiving the Doctor of Music Degree in 2001, she served as a Visiting Violin Instructor at Florida State University the following year.
While living in Florida, she regularly performed with the Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and New World Symphonies. Dr. Dalmas has also played with several period orchestras, including the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and the Apollo Ensemble. She has performed various concerti with orchestras in the United States and Europe, and as part of the Promising Artists of the 21st Century program has given recitals and master classes both in the United States and Central America. In 2015, she also toured in Asia with a faculty piano trio from SFA, visiting universities in both Hong Kong and Macau to give masterclasses and performances. In July 2015, she served as string faculty for the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy, and recently performed for the festival’s chamber music series at Carnegie Hall.
In Texas, Dr. Dalmas has been an active orchestral musician, and is currently the concertmaster for the Longview Symphony. An avid chamber music player, she has been a member of both the Alazan Piano Trio and East Texas Baroque, and performs with her cellist husband Evgeni Raychev in the Hachidori Duo. She is active as an adjudicator and clinician, and has presented at the national ASTA convention. She has also recorded for Centaur Records.
Her string students have won numerous awards and competitions, and have enjoyed summer studies at prestigious music festivals such as Brevard, Eastern, and Meadowmount.