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Craig Mumm

Instructor, Viola

Craig Mumm is the associate principal violist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York. He is also a frequent guest artist on the Carnegie Hall concert series of the MET Chamber Ensemble and the New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space.

Mumm has recorded extensively on the Deutsche Grammaphon, Sony, Naxos, and Decca labels. His 2011 Grammy®-nominated, world-premiere recording of Franco Alfano’s Piano Quintet was praised in The Strad magazine. Mumm can be heard weekly on the famous MET Opera international radio broadcasts and in theaters for performances of The MET: Live in HD.

Mumm regularly teaches master classes at music schools including the Manhattan School of Music and the Boston Conservatory. As an active member of the American String Teachers Association, he has been a juror for solo competitions as well as featured presenter at the national ASTA convention.

He is a faculty member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and has taught master classes in Caracas at the music center of “El Sistema.” Recent teaching, solo and chamber music performances include residencies at Instituto Superior de Música Estado de Veracruz in Esperanza Azteca-Puebla, Mexico; Filarmónica Joven de Colombia; ASM Music Festival in Panamá; and the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina, Brazil.