Michael Weaver

North Greenville University

Michael Weaver is a Professor of Music in North Greenville University's Cline School of Music where he has taught viola, violin, and music history and conducted the university orchestra since 2007. He is an active performer, clinician, and adjudicator. Weaver has performed as a section violist with many orchestras including the North Carolina Symphony, and as principal violist for the Albany Symphony Orchestra (GA) and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a violist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and a substitute violist in other regional orchestras. He holds degrees in Music Education, Suzuki Pedagogy, and Performance from East Carolina University and Florida State University. He studied violin with Nancy McAllister and Fritz Gearhart, and Suzuki Pedagogy on violin with Joanne Bath and on viola with Betsy Stuenwalker. He studied viola with Fritz Gearhart, Ara Gregorian, Scott Rawls, Hugh Partridge, and Pam Ryan, with additional coaching from Dora Mullins and performed during master classes with Karen Tuttle and Donald Weilerstein, among others. He studied conducting at Florida State University with Alex Jimenez and James Croft. His biography appears in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and in Who's Who in America.