PAMELA RYAN, Professor of Viola at the Florida State University College of Music, was praised by the American Record Guide for “superb technique and musicianship.” She was advertised as “Master of the Viola” by the Thailand Philharmonic with which she performed the Bartok Viola Concerto in 2014 and the Shulman Theme and Variations in 2018. She was faculty artist for summer festivals at Aspen, Brevard, Yellow Barn, Schlern/Italy, Green Mountain, Idyllwild and Bowdoin. She has performed chamber music with Christian Tetzlaff, Robert Spano, Manny Hurwitz and with principals of major orchestras and recorded chamber music for Naxos and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Guest chamber appearances include Seventh Species in Oregon and the Amelia Island festival in Florida. For three years she was principal violist of the Southwest Florida Symphony and Sanibel Chamber Orchestra and 28 years principal of the Tallahassee Symphony. She has performed the rebab with gamelans in Bali and at San Francisco’s Cowell Theatre and is an experienced jazz violist as a 12-year member of JazzEtcetera of Tallahassee. Ryan won the FSU University Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, nominated by students. By invitation, she gave the national collegiate viola master class at the ASTA 2008 National Conference and has since given presentations for ASTA at the Santa Clara, Albuquerque, Atlanta, and Tampa national conferences, as well as serving as State Chapter President of Florida. She performed as soloist at the American Viola Society Congress in Austin and was a presenter at the 2017 Los Angeles national Festival where her student was a national finalist in the junior solo competition; she also wrote a featured article in the 2013 Journal of the American Viola Society. After 40 years of teaching, she has many accomplished former students, including 18 with completed viola doctorates, who hold leadership positions in orchestras and schools in the United States, Turkey, Brazil, Ireland, and Thailand.