New Faculty Announcement: Julia Lichten

It is with great pleasure that the Meadowmount School of Music announces the appointment of Julia Lichten to the cello faculty.
Ms. Lichten has been a guest performer and teacher at Meadowmount on numerous occasions and we are delighted to welcome her as a full time member of the faculty in 2019.

Jonathan Koh Departure

Jonathan Koh has decided that 2018 will be his last summer teaching at Meadowmount. His responsibility to his young family makes the time away very difficult.
Please join us in thanking him for his dedication to the Meadowmount School of Music and his commitment to his students.

Jonathan - you will be missed. We send you our best wishes for continued artistic success and for endless family enjoyment!

~Your Meadowmount Family


The Meadowmount School of Music is delighted to announce that the Annual Benefit Concert, on July 29, will honor the 100th birthday of legendary cellist Leonard Rose (July 27, 1918 – November 16, 1984).

Mr. Rose was on the Meadowmount faculty from 1952 – 1960 and taught generations of today’s most distinguished cellists including Yo-Yo Ma, Myung-wha Chung, Stephen Kates, Ronald Leonard, Hans Jorgen Jensen and Lynn Harrell who will be our special guest artist for the evening.

It is our hope that the concert will conclude the campaign to establish the Leonard Rose Memorial Fellowship. Contributions to the Fellowship can be made by clicking here

"Leonard Rose played an integral part in the legend of the Meadowmount School. During his time at the school, Mr. Rose participated in training and inspiring the legions of cellists that influenced American musical life, including those who became the backbone of the magnificent cello sections of our great orchestras. A Leonard Rose Scholarship at Meadowmount will help continue that great tradition."
- Yo-Yo Ma

"Mr. Rose was a warm and caring teacher. I learned from him the human warmth and the warmth of the sound he projected through his cello. That remained in me to this day, and formed the core of my own playing and teaching."
- Myung-Wha Chung, Professor Emeritus, Korean National University of Arts, Artistic Director, Great Mountains Music Festival & School/PyeongChang Winter Music Festival

"As a former student of Leonard Rose at Meadowmount and later his successor as a teacher at Meadowmount I have many fond memories of Meadowmount. IT is where I made my greatest strides as a cellist, all due to Mr. Rose, to whom I shall be eternally grateful for his mentorship and love. The world of music owes much to Leonard Rose and a Memorial Fellowship in his honor is long overdue."
- Ron Leonard

"Leonard Rose was perhaps the definitive cellistic influence in my professional development. His model of how the cello should be played has remained with me all these many years. And his presence at Meadowmount during my years there were more valuable and helpful to me than the limited time his concertizing allowed him to spend with his students at the Curtis Institute of Music. So the establishment of a fellowship in his name at Meadowmount is something I would strongly recommend."
- Michael Grebanier

Guest Artist: Lynn Harrell

Lynn Harrell will perform in this years Benefit concert, a celebration of the centenial birthday of former Meadowmount faculty Leonard Rose.

Lynn Harrell is a consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists.

Guest Artist: Asaf Zohar

Asaf Zohar teaches as Professor of Piano at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, where he is the chairman of the piano department.

The Second Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

New Meadowmount Faculty member Elmar Oliveira, violin, has announced the dates for the second Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, January 14-26, 2020 on the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. The competition is for young violinists age 16-32, with a top prize of $30,000 in addition to performance opportunities and career support.

For more information visit the Competition Website

New Book from Hans Jørgen Jensen

Meadowmount congratulates Hans Jørgen Jensen and Minna Rose Chung on the release of their new book "CelloMind". The book has already received significant praise from leading cellists. Learn more at their website,

New Faculty Announcement: Elmar Oliveira

It is with great pleasure that the Meadowmount School of Music welcomes the eminent American virtuoso Elmar Oliveira and renowned Canadian pedagogue William van der Sloot to the violin faculty. Together they will create a studio combining the best of all possibilities.

Mr. Oliveira remains the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition as well as the first violinist to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.

Although Mr. Oliveira continues an international performing career, he has become a devoted teacher and promoter of young artists. January, 2017 saw the successful debut of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida.

Mr. Oliveira will be in residence in weeks 1 and 4-7.

New Faculty Announcement: William van der Sloot

It is with great pleasure that the Meadowmount School of Music welcomes the eminent American virtuoso Elmar Oliveira and renowned Canadian pedagogue William van der Sloot to the violin faculty. Together they will create a studio combining the best of all possibilities.

Mr. van der Sloot has established a reputation as a leader in the development of young artists. His students have won international acclaim, having won prizes in many major national and international competitions. He is in demand as a guest clinician and judge at music schools and competitions in North America, China, and Europe. He is currently on the faculties of the Mt. Royal University Conservatory of Music, Calgary and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Mr. van der Sloot will be in residence in weeks 2 and 3.

Guest Artist: Daniel Avshalomov

Daniel Avshalomov, violist of the American String Quartet, will present masterclasses for solo viola and for chamber music this summer at Meadowmount. 

Guest Artist: James Ehnes

James Ehnes
Meadowmount alumnus James Ehnes will present master classes this summer. Mr. Ehnes studied with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and then at Juilliard from 1993 to 1997. He has since established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation.

Guest Artist: Julia Lichten

Cellist Julia Lichten will join Meadowmount Faculty for a Chamber Music Concert to kick-off our 2018 season. The concert will be Friday, June 29, 2018 on campus at the Ed Lee and Jean Campe Memorial Concert Hall. She will also present a cello master class. 

Guest Artist: Daniel Phillips

Daniel Phillips, violinist of the Orion String Quartet and Meadowmount Alumnus, will present a chamber music master class at Meadowmount this summer. 

Guest Artist: Josef Špaček

Josef Špaček
Czech violinist and Meadowmount alumnus Josef Špaček joins us this summer to give a master class and a chamber music concert performed with Meadowmount students. Learn more about Mr. Špaček on his website.