Mrs. Kristin Jutras

Violin Teacher, Administrator
Violin, ECC Teacher Trainer

Kristin Jutras

SAA Member


Bogart, GA
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Kristin Jutras, Director of the UGA Community Music School, began studying the violin at age 4 in the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department in Rochester, NY. She went on to receive both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in violin performance as well as a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School and became a full-time member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra while still pursuing her degrees. She later became a full-time member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. As a member of these ensembles, she performed in Carnegie Hall numerous times, professionally recorded much of the standard orchestral repertoire, went on three European tours with the Dallas Symphony playing in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, and performed regularly with the world’s leading soloists and conductors, such as Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Hillary Hahn, James Galway, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, Itzhak Perlman, Marin Alsop, Charles Dutoit, and Michael Tilson-Thomas.

Since moving to Georgia, Kristin’s focus has shifted to teaching using the Suzuki Method, which allows her to train violinists as young as 3 years old. In 2016 she was awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and in 2019 became a Suzuki Method Violin Teacher Trainer. She currently serves as a co-director of the Atlanta Suzuki Institute, and in Fall 2020, began teaching long-term Suzuki Violin Pedagogy courses at the University of Georgia.