Ms. Virginia H. Dixon
Bass, Cello Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Virginia Dixon is one of two Bass Teacher Trainers for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the only Bass Trainer for the European Suzuki Association. Her trainees include bass professors, orchestra bassists, active performers, and conservatory students from twenty countries. Her mission thus far has taken her to Copenhagen, Buenos Aires, Lima, Davos, and Edmonton, Saõ Paulo, as well as across the United States.
Virginia Dixon has performed widely throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Japan. Some of her favorite performances have been as a member of the Louisville Orchestra, with Sam Baron and the Bach Aria Group, and performances of the St. John Passion in Munich, Brussels, and Paris. During her tenure with the Louisville Orchestra she was asked to play with a flute, viola, bass trio, and was so pleased with the results that she has created this combination of chamber ensemble ever since wherever she goes.
She is presently on the faculties of Elmhurst College and the Suzuki School of Elgin. She also maintains a home studio.
She has two performance degrees from Indiana University and has done doctoral work in performance at SUNY Stony Brook. Her major teachers were Julius Levine, Murray Grodner, and Georg Hortnagel.