Eliza Jeffords

Eliza

Department of School of Music

Asst. Professor, Director of Strings

Contact

Eliza Jeffords
Fine Arts

Phone: 830-372-6026

EMAIL


Education

D.M.A. in Viola Performance, Cognate in Arts Administration, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010

M.M. in Viola Performance, Cognate in Violin Pedagogy, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Ind., 2006

B.M. in Viola Performance, Summa cum laude, Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music, Nashville, Tenn., 2003

Pedagogical Education

  • Violin Pedagogy Courses (one year sequence), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
  • Cognate in Violin Pedagogy, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
  • Suzuki Teacher Training, Violin Books 1-4, Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music, Fall 2002-Spring 2003

Orchestral Direction Education

  • Orchestral Rehearsal Techniques Workshop, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, June 2013

Chamber Music and Orchestral Positions

  • Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players, Violist, Tye Preston Library- Canyon Lake, Texas, October 2013
  • Mid-Texas Symphony, Assistant Principal Viola, Seguin and New Braunfels, Texas, August 2010-present
  • San Antonio Symphony, Substitute Viola, San Antonio, November 2011-present
  • Corpus Christi Symphony, Substitute Viola, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 2010 to present.
  • Victoria Symphony, Substitute Viola, Victoria, Texas, March 2001-present

Invited Judge, Panelist, Guest Speaker

  • Guest Speaker, University of Colorado- Physics of Sound Class, Boulder, Colo., July 2013
  • Judge, International Schools Association of the Southwest, Austin, April 2013
  • Judge, Schmidbauer International Competition, Stephen F. Austin University, January 2013
  • Judge, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Concerto Competition, San Antonio, November 2012
  • Guest Speaker, University of Colorado- Physics of Sound Class, Boulder, Colo.,July 2012
  • Panelist, Future Texas Music Educators Chapter Meeting, Round Rock, Texas, November 2011

Masterclasses and Clinics

  • Texas High School Orchestra and Sectional Clinician. Brandeis, Churchill, Clark, Health Careers, Holmes, John Jay Johnson, Judson, Lake Travis, MacArthur, Marshall, Stevens, Taft, September 2010 to present
  • Viola Master Class, Stephen F. Austin University, January 2012
  • Chamber Music Master Class, The Center for the Arts, Wyoming, Ohio, June 2012
  • Viola Clinician, Boulder Suzuki Strings Spring Workshop, Boulder, Colo., April 2010
  • Viola Master Class, Ohio State University, March 2010

Research

& Recognitions

Anita Windecker Endowed Chair


Publications

& Presentations

“So You Want to be a Music Major.”American String Teacher’s Association National Conference, March 2014

“Intonation Boot Camp.” Texas Music Educator’s Association State Conference, February 2014

Guest Speaker, University of Colorado- Physics of Sound Class, Boulder, Colo., July 2013

Performances:

Discography

Bassoon and Friends: Winning Works of the 2010 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition.MSR Classics.April 2011.MS 1367.

Radio Broadcasts

Classical Spotlight”- Texas Public Radio. Interview and Performance. Wild Purple for Solo Viola- Joan Tower, November 2012

Performance Today”- National Public Radio. The Classical Music Station of New York City. Aspen Concert Orchestra, Principal Viola with Orchestral Solos. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis- Ralph Vaughan Williams, August 2010

Solo Performances

Texas Lutheran University Choir Tour- Violin Soloist. Richland Hills, Clifton, Georgetown, and Seguin, Texas, March 2013

Mid-Texas Symphony- Soloist. Sinfonia Concertante- W.A. Mozart, February 2013

Texas Lutheran University- Solo Recital. Collaborative pianist, Eric Daub, November 2012

Oklahoma State University- Solo Recital. Collaborative pianist, Eric Daub, October 2012

Texas Lutheran University Choir Tour- Violin and Viola Soloist. Round Top, Fredericksburg, Wimberley, and Seguin, Texas, March 2012

Zion Lutheran Church- Solo Recital. Fredericksburg, Texas- Collaborative pianist, Eric Daub, April 2011

Texas Lutheran University- Solo Recital. Collaborative pianist, Eric Daub, April 2011

Music Live Series- Solo performance. Collaborative pianist, Richard Van Dyke, April 2010

Aspen Music Festival- Spotlight Recital, Solo performance. Collaborative pianist, Charles Tauber, August 2009

Other Invited Performances

Texas Lutheran University Chamber Orchestra, Director, First Friday Concert Series at St. John’s Lutheran Church, San Antonio, April 2014

Chamber Music

Mid-Texas Symphony Chamber Players, Violist

  • Tye Preston Library- Canyon Lake, Texas, October 2013
  • Steele High School- Cibolo, Texas, May 2013
  • Texas Lutheran University- Seguin, Texas, April 2013
  • Tye Preston Library- Canyon Lake, Texas, April 2013
  • Wimberley Play House- Wimberley, Texas, July 2012
  • Price Center- San Marcos, Texas, July 2012
  • Tye Preston Library- Canyon Lake, Texas, May 2012
  • Steele High School- Cibolo, Texas, May 2012
  • Tye Preston Library- Canyon Lake, Texas, October 2011

BCMCC Chamber Players (Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition)

  • Houston, Texas, January 2012
  • Stephen F. Austin University, January 2012
  • Texas Lutheran University, January 2012
  • University of Texas at Austin, January 2012
  • International Double Reed Society Convention- Phoenix, Arizona, May 2011

Soundspace, a mobile Chamber Music performance. Blanton Museum of Art- Austin, Texas, February 2011