Margo Ames

Performing arts professor


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


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


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

Publications and Presentations


  • 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


  • 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