Julianne Carney

Suzuki Director

Julianne Carney has taught violin since 1995. She completed Suzuki Teacher Training (vol. 1-8) at the School for Strings, the gold-standard for Suzuki pedagogy in NYC, as well as the Suzuki Institute of Chicago (vol. 1). Current and past teaching positions include the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy, and Ecole Trinite in Leogane, Haiti. Julianne was a 2001-02 recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a $22,000 grant for a year of independent study, which she used to study the “Modern legacies of violin pedagogy traditions in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris”. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Summa Cum Laude, at Lawrence University, in Appleton, WI. Additional studies with Elizabeth Larson and Paul Kantor.

Julianne has developed a teaching approach that incorporates aspects of traditional fiddle music, jazz, and classical music into the traditional Suzuki Method. Julianne is also developing a pedagogy of improvisation for Suzuki violin students, using sonic storytelling and Soundpainting, an interdisciplinary conducting language of gestures for guiding improvisation.

Julianne is an active and versatile performer in the NYC music scene, from classical to rock to improvisation. She was a resident fellow at the OMI International Musician’s Residency in 2008, has appeared with Jay-Z at Royal Albert Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and can be heard on Sufjan Steven’s album Illinois. She has also performed with Jenny Scheinman, Bill Frisell, beatboxer Adam Matta, & My Brightest Diamond.

Notable venues where Julianne has performed include the Apollo Theater, Joe’s Pub, the Stone, Tonic & the Knitting Factory.