BM – McGill University
Geneviève M. Salamone is a Native Canadian-American violinist originally from Des Moines, Iowa. In 2015, Miss Salamone received her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. Geneviève has been a student of Richard Roberts, Concert Master of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Summers, first violinist of the National Symphony Orchestra; Walter Schwede at the Meadowmount School of Music; and William Steck, former Concert Master of the National Symphony Orchestra. Miss Salamone has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony, the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, The McGill Symphony Orchestra, The World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Interlochen Philharmonic. Geneviève’s teaching experience ranges from having taught for the Montréal Academy of Music; coaching orchestra students at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa; teaching in her private studio; and now teaching private and group lessons for the Des Moines Symphony Academy.
Her flexible teaching style provides a specialized pedagogical approach that adapts the lesson to the need of the student- i.e. pace, repertoire, or method of learning. In addition to the classical genre of music, Geneviève is familiar with the teaching and playing styles of Pop, Celtic, Folk, Fiddle (Irish, Bluegrass, etc.), and basic improvisation. Miss Salamone’s lessons focus on creating a solid technical foundation, emphasizing music theory and music history, all the while ensuring a fun and creative learning environment. Her hope is that all of her students will be inspired by what they learn in their lessons and through using their acquired knowledge and skills can emerge as independent, confident and vibrant artists.