Theresa Goh

Viola, Violin Teacher

Theresa Goh

SAA Member


Elgin, IL
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Raised in St. Charles, IL, Theresa Goh grew up playing viola in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, where she joined the Artistic Staff in 2015 as the Director of the Chamber Music Institute and founded their Summer Chamber Music Camp in 2019. As an EYSO student, Theresa was a winner of the Young Artists Concerto Competition, she performed Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher with the Youth Symphony.

Theresa attended Lawrence University where she participated in a teacher-training program under master teacher Carrie Lane Gruselle and she served as the Artistic Director of the Lawrence Baroque Ensemble.  Her principal teachers include Matthew Michelic (Lawrence University), Li-Kuo Chang (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and Susan Posner (Elgin Symphony Orchestra). Theresa has performed in masterclasses with artists such as Midori, Biava String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, Jaime Laredo, and Charlie Pickler. 

Passionate about a rich liberal arts approach to music, Theresa has training in dance, literature and composition, and visual arts. She currently maintains a private studio in Elgin teaching violin and viola and is the orchestra director at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein.  In addition to her artistic pursuits, she enjoys doing yoga, reading books, and baking.