Michael Gamon

Viola, Violin Teacher

Michael Gamon

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Violist Michael Gamon is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University studying viola performance with Victoria Chiang and pedagogy with Rebecca Henry. As an orchestral musician, he has worked with Marin Alsop, David Zinman, Jamie Laredo, George Manahan and James Conlon among others. He has performed throughout Austria, Italy and the Czech Republic with notable appearances at the Karlskirche in Salzburg, the Rudolfinum in Prague, and the Sala Dei Priori in Perugia. Recently, Mr. Gamon performed on the nationally televised 32nd Kennedy Center Honors with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in honor of Leon Fleischer. He has performed for U. S. President George W. Bush, Baltimore Mayors Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and has appeared in solo recital series throughout the Baltimore region.

Michael is a scholarship recipient of the Aspen Music Festival and School where he has worked with numerous artist-faculty such as Jeffery Irvine, Steve Wyrczinski, Sabina Thatcher, Eric Halen and David Halen. He has graduated Summa cum laude from Lebanon Valley College with a music degree on viola. While at Lebanon Valley College, he became the first violist in 30 years to win the annual concerto-aria competition and solo with the Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra. Michael received numerous awards including the Carmean Orchestra Award, and worked closely with collaborative pianist Dr. Karen Savage and violinist Dr. Hannes Dietrich.

Michael has served on on the artistic staff of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the conductor for the Baltimore Symphony Youth String Orchestra, Baltimore’s premier string orchestra for elementary and middle school students. In addition, he has served as the conductor for the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra’s Sinfonia, Sinfonietta and Bridge’s orchestras. He currently chairs the department of performing and fine arts at Harrisburg Academy, and serves as the director of its Center for Creative Arts. His passion for training young musicians has helped his students achieve admittance in music programs and conservatories around the nation, in disciplines ranging from composition to musical theatre.