Dr. Michael A. Palumbo, Chair of the Department of Performing Arts and professor of viola at Weber State University.
BME 1967, MA1971, University of Denver, Lamont School of Music; DA 1981, Ball
Conductor of the New American Symphony Orchestra.
Founding president, Utah Viola Society.
Past president of Utah Music Educators Association and Utah Chapter of ASTA.
Member of AFofM Local 104, Salt Lake City, UT.
Member of the viola section of the Utah Chamber Orchestra/Ballet West Orchestra.
Active chamber musician and solo recitalist.
Faculty advisor to the student chapter of the American Viola Society.
Consulting Editor for AST Journal
"I am a firm believer in the role of the performing teacher in Music Education. A teacher must be able to demonstrate in order to teach and motivate students in a public school situation just as much as in the private studio. Students in any type of performing situation learn by listening and watching, and emulating a role model. Teachers must be role models as performers, teachers, and human beings."