Aspen Music Festival And School

Virginia Weckstrom Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

Virginia Weckstrom, piano, serves as an artist-faculty member of chamber music and collaborative piano at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University. She is also on the artist-faculty at the Glenn Gould School and formerly taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Weckstrom served on the faculty at University of Michigan’s Residential College for fifteen years, teaching piano and directing the chamber music program. She also chaired the piano department at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven and was a founder of the School for Performing Arts in Ann Arbor, creating successful educational programs and concert series at both institutions. Active in both solo and chamber music performances, Weckstrom has appeared on NPR with the Wall Street Chamber Players, was pianist-harpsichordist with the New Haven Symphony for ten years, and has performed with Michigan’s Ann Arbor and Flint symphony orchestras. Weckstrom received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Western College for Women and her Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. Her teachers include Eleanore Vail, John Kirkpatrick, John Perry, Jacqueline Marcault, and Lilian Kallir. An alumna of the Aspen Music Festival and School, this is Ms. Weckstrom’s thirty-seventh season as an artist-faculty member.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO