Ms. Molly C. Wilkens-Reed

Viola, Violin Teacher

Molly Wilkens-Reed


Blacksburg, VA
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Violist Molly Wilkens-Reed is viola instructor and director of the Virginia Tech String Project at Virginia Tech. As faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, she spends her summers in beautiful northern Michigan striving to inspire love of instrumental music through an explorative learning design. Distinguished awards include the Outstanding String Project of the Year Award from the American String Teachers Association, the Favorite Faculty Award at Virginia Tech, the Peabody Institute’s Israel Dorman Memorial Award in Strings, Memphis Woman Magazine’s Vision Award, and numerous grants for her string music education and pedagogy work. She’s currently a consultant for the Cayambis Young String Orchestra Series.

Past teaching engagements include faculty positions at the Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore School for the Arts, the Bryn Mawr Music School, and the Memphis Suzuki Summer Institute. Wilkens-Reed is a member of the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda Society, the American String Teachers Association where she serves on the collegiate committee, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and is a board member of the National String Project Consortium. She holds degrees from the Peabody Institute and the University of Memphis. Wilkens-Reed is certified in the Suzuki Violin Method through book 8, studying with teacher trainers Marilyn O’Boyle, Kirsten Marshall, and Judy Bossuat-Gallic.