Ara Sarkissian, Instructor of Violin, received a M.M. and B.M. from the New England Conservatory
of Music. Ara has performed with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony
Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the New England String Ensemble. A
highlight of his performance career was performing George Benjamin’s Palimpsests I and II under the direction of Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. He is
a member of the summer faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts.