Ms. Courtney Bonifant

Viola, Violin Teacher

Courtney Bonifant


Berea, OH
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Courtney Bonifant is a violist and educator currently residing in Berea, Ohio. Originally from a small town in New Hampshire, she graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance, and in 2011 with a Master of Music degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her most influential teachers include John Graham and Carol Rodland at Eastman, and Lynne Ramsey at CIM.

Ms. Bonifant enjoys an active career as both a performer and an educator. She has held section positions with the Jackson (MI), Lansing, and Lansing (MI) Symphony Orchestras, and is a frequent substitute violist with the Ann Arbor and Flint Symphony Orchestras in Michigan; the Akron and Toledo Symphony Orchestras in Ohio; and the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra in Pennsylvania. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Bonifant appears often around Southeast Michigan and Northeast Ohio in string duos, trios, and quartets, playing for a variety of events.

Ms. Bonifant is currently a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She maintains a Suzuki violin & viola studio in her home in Berea, where she is currently accepting new students.