Name: Sydney Ebersohl                                             Position: Violin Teacher

Education: BM in violin performance from University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music

How long have you been in Temple/Belton?  Where did you live before Temple/Belton?

I just moved here from D.C. where I was raised. I lived just outside the city in Annandale, Virginia.

Musical experience:

I have been playing the violin for 18 years. I’ve participated in various summer institutes such as Interlochen Arts Camp, Brevard, and the Summer Music Institute with the National Symphony Orchestra. I recently earned my Bachelor of Music from CCM in violin performance. I have played in operas, chamber ensembles, and various orchestras. I have played solo recitals throughout my training and played with the D.C. Youth Orchestra as a soloist at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in 2017.

Any awards you have received: CCM Endowed Marvin P. Kolodzik Scholarship and 2017 Concerto competition winner with DCYOP.

Hobbies/Interests: Helping animal rescues, taking care of my 5 pound Chihuahua, writing, exploring new coffee shops, walking in the woods/nature.

Pets names: Ollie, my 5 pound Chihuahua rescue

Favorite quote: “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced”-Vincent Van Gogh

Favorite musical work: Hard to pin point one! The Borodin Quartet no. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker are close to my heart, I also love the Beethoven violin concerto.

Pet peeves: Texting during a conversation

Favorite food: Gumbo and rice         Favorite color: Cyan or aqua

Favorite story from your musical experience:

When I was in high school, my youth orchestra traveled to Chile and played side by side with a couple youth orchestras in Santiago and Valdivia. In Valdivia, we played an outdoor concert in an abandoned site of an old castle and it started to rain in the middle. We ran into an old church down the hill to take cover, but it was fun running with all my friends to take cover in the middle of a concert! Even better, we stopped at a climactic point in the piece.

Funny or strange personal story or experience:

My dog will sing along to the sound of the violin!