The Quad City Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Busic as Violin/Viola Teaching Artist. Kim will be serving as an instructor for QCSO’s private lesson program, the Suzuki-inspired group lesson program, and as a string specialist for the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles.
Kim is a violinist, violist, and teacher who plays with orchestras throughout the Midwest. She has served as a substitute violinist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra since 2018. Kim holds a Bachelors of Music from Butler University and a Masters of Music from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and has violin with Larry Shapiro, Cornelius Chiu, and Bruce Molsky (old time fiddle). She also studied viola under Richard Auldon Clark and cello under Dr. William Grubb. Kim loves to travel and has participated in music programs in Italy, Slovenia, and Austria. As a teacher, she strives to build strong instrumental technique and passionate musicians through a comprehensive education in music, history, and culture. In her free time, Kim enjoys listening to her ever-growing vinyl collection of records spanning classical, pop, rock, folk, and various genres from around the world.
The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) program consists of four youth orchestras for students in grades two through twelve. Under the direction of the outstanding QCSYE conducting staff, members have the opportunity to perform great orchestral repertoire with the most talented young musicians in the area and learn from the mentorship of professional musicians from throughout the region. Ensemble members come from the greater Quad Cities, as well as other communities in southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.
While the formula for success in the development of young musicians contains many parts, the guidance that a private instructor provides is paramount. Private instructors not only give students weekly instruction on how to improve musicianship and technical ability, but they also serve as trusted guides through various activities such as audition preparation, searching for the right college, and instrument purchase. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra has played an active role in providing these services to our community for decades and the QCSO Private Lesson Program matches students of all ages and ability levels with highly qualified instructors for weekly lessons at locations around the Quad Cities.