Margo Ames

Performing arts professor

Education

  • B.M., music education, Lawrence University, 1980
  • M.M., violin performance, Florida State University, 1983

Credentials

Twenty-five years at SCAD

Awards, recognitions and honors

Violinist with the Boston Symphony Hawthorne String Quartet; Sigma Alpha Iota Award for Excellence in Teaching; Performances as violinist with artists including Itzak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Eugenia Zuckerman, Ruth Laredo, JoAnn Falletta, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, Rachael Barton Pine, Midori, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Yo Yo Ma

Organizations

American Composers Forum, The International Alliance of Women in Music, Sigma Alpha Iota, Georgia Music Educators Association, National String Teachers Association

Publications and Presentations

Lectures

  • Sabbatical research trips and public lectures: "Music of the Roma People-Budapest, Music of Spain-Andalusia" and "Mozart and his Musical Travels-Salzburg, Vienna and Prague"; pre-concert lecturer, "Words on Music Series," Savannah Symphony

Presentations

  • Producer of SCAD concerts including the SCAD Chamber Music Series: "Music to Paint By," A Night of Electric String Quartet," "Stark Raven at SCAD," "Renaissance Fair," "L'Histoire du Soldat" and numerous student performance venues