Violin/Viola Lessons and Music Appreciation
Violist Charles Miranda earned his Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from Indiana University and his Master's degree in viola performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY. While at Eastman, he studied with Heidi Castleman, Jeffery Irvine and Lillian Fuchs. Miranda participated in the Cleveland Quartet seminar while at Eastman and performed at the Blue Hill and Aspen Music Festivals. Charles was a member of the Pioneer String Quartet and currently performs with the Des Moines Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera. He also teaches at Grand View University and at the Des Moines Symphony Academy as well as working as Librarian for the Symphony.