My background and accomplishments

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Performing at the Fallbrook Public Library Community Room
for a Photography Exhibition Opening, March 2016


Richard Conviser

telephone: 760-645-3555


studio location: Fallbrook, CA 92028

Member, American String Teachers Association

Teachers with whom I’ve studied:

- Arthur Mautner (Los Angeles, CA)
- Peter Meremblum (Los Angeles, CA)
- Manuel Compinsky (Los Angeles, CA)
- Eugene Phillips (PIttsburgh, PA)
- Richard Gouldner (PIttsburgh, PA)
- Don Miller (Champaign-Urbana, IL)
- Maurice Bourg (Ashland, OR)

Professional orchestras in which I’ve played:

- Missoula Symphony (Montana)
- Helena Symphony
- Butte Symphony
- Montana Lyric Opera
- Missoula Children’s Theatre
- Pan American Symphony (Washington, DC)
- Eugene Symphony (Oregon)
- Chamber Symphony of Princeton (New Jersey)
- Westminster Choir College Orchestra  (Princeton, NJ)
- Bridgeton (NJ) Symphony, now the Bay-Atlantic Symphony
- Vermont Symphony
- Jefferson Baroque Orchestra (Oregon)
- Rogue Valley Symphony (Oregon)
- Rogue Valley Opera
- Champaign-Urbana Symphony (Illinois)
- Springfield Symphony
- Bach Society (Maryland)

Chamber music workshops in which I’ve participated:

- Humboldt State College (Arcata, CA)
- Southern Oregon State College (Ashland, OR)
- Bennington College (Bennington, VT)
- George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
- Levine School of Music (Washington, D.C.)
- Princeton Playweek West (Albuquerque, NM)
- Sierra Chamber Ensemble Workshop
(Mammoth Lakes, CA)
- Musical Passages (Jimena de la Frontera, Spain)
- SoCal Chamber Music Workshop (Claremont, CA)


- Diploma, University High School (Los Angeles, CA), valedictorian
- B.A., Reed College (Portland, OR),
Anna Mae Short Scholarship
- Ph.D., Johns Hopkins U. (Baltimore, MD),
NSF Fellowship
- Yale University, Nat’l Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
- Jazz Improvisation Workshop, Jamey Aebersold (Rockville, MD)
- Violin Pedagogy Workshop, Wisconsin Academy of Music (Milwaukee)
- Adult Fiddle Boot Camp, Summergrass Music Festival (Vista, CA)

Violin Instructor at the Willow Tree charter Waldorf school, Fallbrook (2016-)

Member, Fallbrook Music Society Board of Directors (2017-)

(Prices include postage in the U.S.)

Progressive Melodic Études, Volume I, 3rd edition (2015) $12
First Position Pitchfixer Method Studies

Progressive Melodic Études, Volume II, 3rd edition (2015) $12
More Advanced First Position Studies

Progressive Melodic Études, Volume III (2013) $12
Introducing the Third and Second Positions

24 Progressive Violin Duets, Vol, 1, Op. 8 $12
Primarily in the First Position

Violin Duets in the First and Third Positions, Op.9 $12
Shifting between These Positions

Two Faces of Love:Amor Triste and Amor Triomphant $10
For Violin with Piano Accompaniment
in the 1
st, 2nd, and 3rd Positions

Suite for String Quartet Parts & Score $15
Bach in Transylvania
Rose among Thorns

Plucky Passacaglia
Suitable for Intermediate Level Students


Intermezzo and Other Short Violin Pieces (2007)

One Being Inside All (2009)

I am currently working on a third CD of songs (for soprano, violin, and piano) based on poems written by the 13th century Persian Sufi mystic, Jelaluddin Rumi. The working title for the CD is Ruminations.

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in purchasing the sheet music or CDs listed above.