Nora Krohn

About: Nora Krohn

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  • Role : Strings
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  • Specialist in : Viola and Saturday Music Project Faculty (Viola)

Instrument you teach: Viola, Violin


BA Music, Spanish Literature, Brown University 2006

MM Viola Performance, SUNY Purchase 2008

Where are you from? I’ve moved around quite a bit, but I was born in Bethlehem, PA.

Favorite age group to teach: Each age group has its joys and particular challenges – I enjoy teaching anyone with a sincere desire to learn!

Favorite style of music to teach: Classical

Favorite song: Fake Palindromes, by Andrew Bird.

Favorite piece of music: It changes a lot! But for now, Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Favorite food: Teaberry ice cream

Favorite color: Green

Do you have any pets? I have none, but I do get a kick out of watching the birds and squirrels that run around on my fire escape!

What’s your favorite musical memory? My favorite childhood musical memory is of watching James Taylor perform on television while sitting inside the box our TV set came in. As a musician, my memory of performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in college is that it was just about the most exciting thing I’d ever been a part of.

What do you like best about teaching music? The sense of excitement and accomplishment that students feel when they really grasp something. That and making my students laugh!

Who is your favorite composer or musician? It’s a tie between the Hagen Quartet and Radiohead.

What was the first piece of music you ever learned? It’s a little fuzzy, but probably “Hot Cross Buns.”

How many hours a day do you practice? One to four


Founding member of viola duo Folie à Deux

Commercial recordings for Budweiser and Tiffany & Co.

Soloist in Hindemith’s “Trauermusik” with the Chelsea Symphony October 2011.

Author of “On Jealousy and True Belonging,” an article that has been read by over 10,000 people in 70 countries.