Ms. Brightin Schlumpf
Violin, Viola Teacher
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, Ms. Schlumpf began her studies in Suzuki violin at age six. 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, and Aspen Music Festival and School. Her recent orchestral experience includes Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Longmont Symphony, Emerald City Opera, and sitting 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 performs in the violin/viola and piano duo, ZWEI, with pianist Amanda Riggers, with Aspen Leaf Chamber Players, and as the substitute second violinist with Spinphony, a pop/classical string quartet. Ms. Schlumpf maintains an active teaching studio in Golden and Boulder, and is the violin and viola/orchestra teacher at Shepherd Valley Waldorf School in Niwot, CO.