Lecturer in Music (Violin)Schambach Center 210
As a chamber musician, recitalist and soloist, violinist Peter Rovit has performed throughout the U.S., including at music festivals in Aspen, Taos, Yellow Barn, Hot Springs, Skaneateles and Saint Petersburg, Russia. A concerto competition winner at both the Hartt School and at SUNY Stony Brook, Rovit has also performed as a soloist with the Montgomery Symphony, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Tuscaloosa Symphony.
He loves to share his knowledge and experience with young musicians and has been on the string faculty of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Alabama. His students have gone on to study at such schools as Juilliard and Rice, winning positions in professional orchestras as well as the Chicago Civic Orchestra.
Rovit has been a member of the Quartet Oklahoma, Associate Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and concertmaster of the Tuscaloosa Symphony. He was a recipient of the prestigious Montgomery Symphony Violin Fellowship. He was among the last students of Josef Gingold at Indiana University, where he also studied Baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie. Rovit's other teachers have included Mitchell Stern, Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Cho-Liang Lin, Paul Kantor and Donald Weilerstein.
D.M.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook
Professional studies, Juilliard
Master's of music, Hartt School
Bachelor's of music, Indiana University