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Sophie E. Till

Associate Professor


School of Visual & Perf Arts

570-348-6211 x2378

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Courses taught:

Chamber Music MUSC-114A
Chamber Music MUSC-114B
String Ensemble MUSC-129A
String Ensemble MUSC-129B
Applied Violin MUSC-130A
Applied Violin MUSC-130B
Applied Viola MUSC-132A
Applied Viola MUSC-132B
Sophie Till is Associate Professor of Violin/Viola and Director of the Marywood String Project. In addition to her work with young players, Sophie's innovative teaching has become internationally known for her work with professional players solving playing-related injuries and for the development of a new children's pedagogy. Since 2013, she has given numerous workshops, lecture series and organized symposiums for professional orchestral players, teachers and students in the U.S, U.K and Australia where she was also featured as a keynote speaker for the Australian String Teachers Conference. Since 2015 she has made annual visits to the U.K teaching and running workshops for members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Orchestras and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Sophie works regularly teaching professional players, teachers and students from all over the world via Skype and many come in person to undertake intensive periods of lessons. The combination of Sophie’s work with children, young players and professionals has led to her development of the Till Approach and in 2022 she launched the Till Project, an organization to share her work.

Sophie is active as a performer in particular with duo partner Ron Stabinsky with whom she has played for over twenty years. They have given recital series in the U.S and U.K, been featured in live television performances, radio broadcasts and recorded together.

Sophie studied with Dona Lee Croft at the Royal College of Music Junior Department in London from the age of 9. She completed her undergraduate studies with Zakhar Bron at the Royal Academy of Music, London and in Lübeck, Germany and her graduate studies with Charles Treger at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her studies took a different turn when in 2007, Sophie started studying with pianist Edna Golandsky. It has been Sophie’s work with Edna and her time at the Golandsky Institute that has inspired the creation of the Till Project.

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