Resume for Suzuki Violin Teacher & Master Instructor Marnie Thies

Marnie Thies - Suzuki Violin Master Instructor - Minneapolis, MN & Saint Paul, MN -


Master of Music
Violin Performance
DePaul University-Chicago
June 2004
Studied with Professors Joseph Genualdi and Ilya Kaler

Bachelor of Music
Violin Performance
University of Wisconsin-Madison
December 2001
Studied with Professor Vartan Manoogian

Private Violin Lessons
Professor Emeritus Mary West, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
MacPhail Center for Music
4 years

Sue Anderson
8 years

Suzuki Teacher Trained in the following books:

  • Books 1-3 with Ed Kreitman and Nancy Lokken

  • Book 2 with Ann Montzka-Smelser

  • Book 4 with Nancy Lokken

  • Books 4-5 with Nancy Jackson

  • Book 6 with Alice Joy Lewis

  • Book 7 with Nancy Jackson and Carol Dallinger

  • Book 8 With Nancy Jackson

  • Books 9-10 with Carol Dallinger

  • Supplementary Training: Violin Development of Technique and Musicianship Across the Suzuki Repertoire, Violin Before the Mozarts, Development of Violin Bowing Technique in Twinkles to Eccles and Developing Tone Color Throughout the Repertoire for Violin with Alice Joy Lewis


Hamline Preparatory School of Music
Adjunct Instructor of Violin
December 2005-May 2007

National Federation of Music Clubs Competition
2006, 2007, 2008

MacPhail Center for Music
Assistant Instructor

Minnesota Sinfonia
Substitute member

MacPhail String Academy

New World Symphony
Substitute member

Chicago Public School
Coached students for Music House Inc.

Chicago Civic Orchestra
Scholar, regular member
2002-2003 season

DePaul University Symphony Orchestra
2 years

LaSalle Bank MusiCorps
2002-2003 season

Chicago Youth Orchestra Elementary and Junior High School
Coach for Students

National Orchestra Institute
NOI-3 years

Participated in master classes with Elizabeth Adkins, Richard Roberts, Herbert Greenberg and William Preucil

DePaul University
Chamber Music

2 years

DePaul University
Baroque Ensemble
2 quarters

University of Wisconsin-Madison
University Chamber Orchestra
4 years

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Philomusica Chamber Orchestra
2 years

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
1-1/2 years

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chamber Music
2 years


First Place Winner
Freshman Music Competition sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota
The international music organization for women in music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

References available upon request