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Dr. Martha Walvoord

Dr. Martha Walvoord


Dr. Martha Walvoord is an active performer and educator. Described by American Record Guide as “an enthusiastic and expressive player”, performances have taken Walvoord to Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Spain, England, Costa Rica, and across the US. Her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Quingdao Symphony Orchestra was described by the Qingdao Evening News as “very elegant, expressing well the music-king's style.” Currently, Walvoord is principal second violin with the Dallas Chamber Symphony and performs regularly with the American Baroque Opera Company. Walvoord’s album, American Perspectives, is featured on Centaur records, and her latest album, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, a collaboration with bassist Dr. Jack Unzicker, was recently released by Albany Records. In 2015, Walvoord was awarded a Faculty Development Leave to study baroque violin. Walvoord is currently Past-President of TexASTA, the Texas chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and serves on the editorial board of the American String Teacher Journal.


At UT Arlington, Walvoord is Professor of Violin and Chair of the Music Department at UT Arlington. In 2019, Walvoord received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her former students hold teaching and orchestral positions across the US.


Walvoord performs on a violin by Francois Pique and a bow by Jules Fetique.

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