Margaret Garriss

Community School of Music, Violin

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Work Experience

Professional biography

Margaret Garriss has taught violin at Meredith since 1989. She is a professional violinist, teacher and freelance musician who enjoys teaching both traditional and Suzuki students in private and group settings. While a student, Margaret was a scholarship recipient for the Paul Rolland International String Workshop held in Salzburg, Austria, and the Agnes Cooper Memorial Award from Meredith. She was also selected as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and was chosen as a member of The Outstanding Young Women of America.

Garriss holds professional memberships with the American String Teacher’s Association, The Musician’s Association Local 500, The Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference, The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Capital Area Suzuki Teacher’s Association, The Raleigh Music Club, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Since 1982, Garriss has served as an Associate Coordinator for the Lamar Stringfield Chamber Music Camp held annually at Meredith. She is also a certified non-practicing member of the Feldenkrais Method and she traveled internationally for two years as a musical missionary with the Celebrant Singers organization based in California.

Courses Taught: Violin and Suzuki Violin


Academic Credentials

M.M. in Violin Performance and Pedagogy, Meredith College

B.M. magna cum laude,

Certified in seven levels of Suzuki training

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