Dr. Alice Lindsay

Dr. Alice Lindsay became a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra immediately upon receiving her undergraduate degree. During her tenure, she was also principal viola with the Dallas Opera Company.  Ms. Lindsay received a Master of Music Education Degree (magna cum laude) from Temple University and her DMA in viola performance from Combs College of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Joseph DePasquale, principal violist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

She served as assistant principal viola of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for many years, during which time she taught at Rutgers University and Burlington College. Alice Lindsay developed a successful string program for New Jersey public schools while serving as secretary –treasurer of the New Jersey MENC. Ms. Lindsay has been conductor of the New Jersey Region High School Orchestra, the Virginia South East Region High School Orchestra, the New Jersey Honors String Youth Orchestra, and conductor of the Juilliard at SMU Summer String Orchestra in conjunction with the Meadows Foundation in Dallas.

Dr. Lindsay was recruiter for the Tanglewood Young Artists Program, the Young Artists in Rome Program, the Juilliard at SMU Summer Program, and the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU (Dallas) for nearly a decade. She performed the world premier of Norman Dello Joio’s Lyric Fantasy for solo viola and orchestra at Carnegie Hall and Claire Polin’s Serpentine for Imaginary Dancer and Solo Viola which was dedicated to her. She has been a solo recitalist at Alice Tully Hall and other important concert venues. Alice Lindsay has taught master classes for the American String Teachers Associations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maine, and in summer programs at Hartt College of Music, Shenandoah University, and Southern Methodist University.

She has coached chamber music in the US and Europe, and served as violist with the Paganiniana and Berlin String Quartets. Alice Lindsay has performed as guest violist in chamber music recitals with principal players from the Dallas Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Lindsay served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and as Educational Director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. Her viola students have received scholarships to the nation’s finest music schools and conservatories, and have won positions in major orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Dr. Lindsay was on the VASTA College Advisory Committee during her tenure at VCU where she started and directed the VASTA chapter, and has held the position of co-principal viola of Symphonicity, the official orchestra of Virginia Beach where she has appeared as soloist in Berlioz’ Harold in Italy. Dr. Lindsay is listed in the World’s Who’s Who in Music and Musicians and 2000 Most Notable American Women. In addition, Alice Lindsay has also served as Director of Outreach and Community Partnerships for the Philadelphia International Music Festival, and Coordinator of the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra. She is secretary of the Virginia Viola Society and editor of the Viola Forum for the Fingerboard Magazine, Virginia Chapter’s quarterly journal for the American String Teachers Association. She continues to teach viola in her studios in Williamsburg and Richmond.