Mr. Huyge is an accomplished musician as a violist, violinist, and singer. He holds a bachelors degree in music performance from the University of Michigan where he studied viola with Yizhak Schotten, and voice with Carmen Pelton and Stephen West. Further studies ensued at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied viola with George Taylor and Peter Slowik, and voice with David O’Donnell, and received a masters degree in performance and literature in the spring of 2011.
Mr. Huyge holds position with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Glens Falls Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, where he is the Principal Violist. He is constantly engaged in chamber and solo recitals, including his one year appointment as violist of the Rochester based string quintet Gibbs & Main. He has sung with the University of Rochester YellowJackets, and small ensembles at various venues, and has played in masterclasses and coachings with such artists as Simon Carrington, Susan Dubois, Edward Parmentier, Carol Rodland, Andrew Jennings, the Takacs Quartet, members of the Ying Quartet, 8th Blackbird, and Time for Three.
An enthusiast of education, Mr. Huyge maintained a private teaching studio since 2008. Additionally, he has been involved with the Eastman Community School, and Eastman’s Public School #17 after-school lesson program. He has received his Suzuki certification for violin and viola through Book One from the Ithaca College Teacher Training Institute, and is currently employed as an Artist-in-Residence at Hartwick College.All posts from Dana Huyge