Mrs. Courtney V. Daglis

Violin, Viola Teacher

Courtney Daglis

SAA Member


Athens, GA
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Courtney Daglis began her studies at age six and has enjoyed playing the violin since the early 1990s. In her formative years Mrs. Daglis participated in various honorary orchestras and selective music programs including the Governor’s Honors Program with a major in music, the Georgia Philharmonic, Cobb County Honors Orchestra, Georgia All-State Orchestra, and Georgia State University Honors Orchestra.     

While earning her bachelor’s degree at Emory University, Mrs. Daglis served as assistant principal second violin with the Emory Symphony Orchestra, led by Pulitzer-nominated composer and conductor Richard Prior. In her performances with the symphony Mrs. Daglis has had the opportunity to be featured in a PBS special as well as to play at New York’s Lincoln Center.

Courtney is deeply indebted to her wonderful teachers, including Lisa Yancich, member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Steiner, a twenty-year faculty member of the Eastman School of Music, and various members of the Vega String Quartet, an internationally known quartet in residence at Emory University. 

Mrs. Daglis is currently pursuing graduate studies in violin performance at the University of Georgia. Her instructors and mentors include Levon Ambartsumian, Shakhida Azimkhodjaeva, and Valerie Gardner. 

Having taught the violin and viola since the mid 2000s, Mrs. Daglis is a registered Suzuki instructor for Books 1 through 10. She enjoys all styles of music and loves teaching many musical traditions including classical, fiddle (both bluegrass and Celtic styles), jazz, and popular music. As a second generation student of both Dorothy Delay and Jascha Brodsky, Courtney’s passion is to share her teaching heritage with her students.

Her students have consistently earned membership in competitive youth symphonies and summer programs such as Atlanta Youth Symphony, Governor’s Honors Program, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Kennesaw State University Symphony, Georgia Tech Symphony, Georgia Youth Symphony (concertmaster of Concertino 2018 May Concert and Symphony 2019), KSU Summer Intensive, Atlanta Junior Chamber Ensemble, Cobb County Honors Orch. (concertmaster), and All-State Orchestra 2015-2019 (6-8, 9-10, 11-12 grade orchestras, concertmaster All-State String Orchestra 2019).

Mrs. Daglis is now focusing on the enjoyment of teaching as well as chamber and orchestral performance, since receiving her BA in music with an emphasis in violin performance from Emory University. In addition to sacred music performances at several area churches, Mrs. Daglis has served in many regional orchestras throughout the southeast, including the cities of Augusta, Asheville, and Greenville among others. She currently performs with The Celebration String Quartet (2019 Couple’s Choice Award) and completed her term in the Suzuki Association of Georgia as the Membership Chair (2017).

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