Mrs. Corie S. Eliason

Violin, Viola Teacher

Corie Eliason

SAA Member


Chicago, IL
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With 10 years of experience teaching in Utah, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Corie Schofield Eliason is quickly becoming one of the most sought after violin teachers in Chicago. She has helped prepare her students for college auditions, orchestra auditions, solo competitions, recitals and individual projects. Corie S. Eliason Violin Studio is located in the Edgewater district of Chicago and currently has openings for beginning, intermediate and advanced students of all ages.

Corie received her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Utah State University, where she studied with Rebecca McFaul, violinist of the Fry Street Quartet. She continued her studies at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music earning a Master’s degree, studying with Blair Milton, violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Some of her accomplishments include winning the Colorado Loveland Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition, Wyoming Festival for Strings Concerto Competition, Utah State University Concerto Competition, MTNA Regional Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii, and being a participant at the MTNA Nationals Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she represented the Southwest Region of the U.S.

Corie has performed with various chamber groups including performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hermitage Museum Amsterdam, Kasteel Amerongan, Caine Performance Hall, and Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall. As former first violinist of one of Utah’s premiere young chamber ensembles, Corie’s international debut was made with the Tribeca Quartet at Zeistermusikdagen in The Netherlands in 2016. With Tribeca, Corie has received instruction from renowned chamber ensembles including the Emerson, Alban Berg, Jerusalem, Brentano, Pacifica, Fry Street, and Dover Quartets.

Growing up in Colorado and Utah instilled in Corie a love for the mountains. She enjoys skiing, hiking, backpacking and canyoneering. Besides being in the outdoors, some of her hobbies include playing tennis, reading, and cooking with her husband.