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Violist Christine Rutledge is appointed to faculty of UI School of
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Violist Christine Rutledge has been appointed to
the faculty of the University of Iowa School of Music.
Rutledge, who has been teaching at Notre Dame and playing in the Notre
Dame String Trio, joined the UI faculty at the beginning of the fall semester
1998. Since joining the UI faculty she has gone on an East Coast tour with
the university's Center for New Music -- with concerts at New York's Merkin
Hall, Harvard and Yale universities, and by invitation at the final performance
of the Region I Conference of Society of Composers, Inc., at Connecticut
College in New London -- and she gave a solo recital of English music on
the UI campus Dec. 3.
A graduate of the UI School of Music, Rutledge was a student of William
Preucil, whose former position on the UI faculty she now fills.
Rutledge has appeared as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player
throughout the United States and abroad, including performances as a member
of the Fontana Chamber Music Festival ensemble. Her performances and recordings
with the Notre Dame String Trio have earned glowing reviews from "The
Strad," "Fanfare" and other music publications.
Her solo performances have included those before her professional peers
at the 23rd International Viola Congress in Bloomington, Ind., and the
24th Congress in Marchneukirchen, Germany. She has performed the standard
viola repertoire, her own transcriptions of Baroque works, several lesser
known works for viola and new works that were written specifically for
Rutledge is the former assistant principal viola of the Louisville Orchestra
and violist of the Ceruti Chamber Players and the Kentucky Center Chamber
Players, with whom she continues to perform as a guest artist. She is a
graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where she studied with
the distinguished viola teachers Karen Tuttle and Michael Tree, and the
Interlochen Arts Academy, where she was valedictorian of her class and
recipient of the Young Artist Award.
She is also a prize winner in the Aspen Festival Viola Competition,
and the recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist's Fellowship,
an Eli Lilly Foundation grant for undergraduate teaching development and
awards from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at Notre
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