Ms. Brightin R. Schlumpf

Violin, Viola Teacher

Brightin Schlumpf

SAA Member


Superior, CO
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Unique in her training and affinity for violin and viola, Brightin Schlumpf is pursuing a varied career in orchestra and chamber music performance and in teaching. Originally from Vashon Island, WA, The Woodlands, TX and Narberth, PA, Ms. Schlumpf began her studies in Suzuki violin at age six on Vashon Island. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, cum laude, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, studying with Kia Hui Tan and Susan Waterbury. She received a Master of Music degree in violin and viola performance at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, studying with Laura Bossert. Seeking to focus on the viola, she accepted a teaching fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she worked with Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther of the Takacs Quartet, receiving a second MM in viola performance. Further musical studies include summers at the Castleman/Vernon Viola Seminar at CIM, Meadowmount School of Music, LyricaFest, the Karen Tuttle Workshop, Aspen Music Festival and School and Magic Mountain Music Farm. Her recent orchestral experience includes playing with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and ProMusic Colorado Chamber Orchestra. She also has performed as a member with the Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Emerald City Opera, and sitting as guest principal in the Denver Philharmonic and Boulder Symphony. As a chamber musician, Ms. Schlumpf played with the Chautauqua String Quartet, including an April, 2011 residency in Vail Public Schools. She has performed in the violin/viola and piano duo, ZWEI, with pianist Amanda Riggers, with Aspen Leaf Chamber Players, with Flute and Strings by Christen Stephens and as the substitute second violinist with Spinphony, a pop/classical string quartet. Ms. Schlumpf maintains an active teaching studio virtually and in Superior, CO and from 2012-21, she was the violin/viola and orchestra director at Boulder Valley Waldorf School in Niwot, CO.