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Hillary HerndonHillary Herndon

Associate Professor of Viola
Hired: 2006
Tenure track

University of Tennessee
School of Music
327 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-0317

Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, insightful teaching and creative programming. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world's foremost musicians, including Carol Wincenc, James VanDemark and Itzhak Perlman, who described Hillary as "having it all… a gifted teacher and an excellent musician."

Ms. Herndon teaches at The University of Tennessee, Montecito Music Festival and the Viola Intensive Workshops.  She has recently been elected to serve on the American Viola Society Executive Board and has published teaching articles in the American String Teacher Association Journal and the Journal of the American Viola Society.  Ms. Herndon's 2-CD set of recordings by women composers, La Viola, is on the MSR Classics label.   Ms. Herndon holds degrees from Eastman and Juilliard.  

Hillary Herndon website:
  • M.M. in Viola Performance – Juilliard School (2002)
  • B.M. in Viola Performance – Eastman School of Music (2000)

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