It has been announced today that violinist Pamela Frank has been appointed as an adjunct Professor and visiting artist on faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music – effective from the commencement of the 2018/19 academic year.
The longtime Curtis Institute of Music violin professor, Pamela will be working with the Los Angeles conservatory’s graduate violin students in tandem with collaborator, physical therapist and movement-related injury specialist, Mr Howard Nelson.
Pamela will also retain her full-time teaching professorship on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music.
“Because of my experience with a career-threatening injury, and my recovery … thanks to physical therapist Howard Nelson … I feel the need to describe my problem and his expertise in solving it …” Pamela has told The Violin Channel.
“It is my hope that, together, we can assist a growing population of untreated individuals … as well as those at risk, to prevent problems before they become career threatening,” the respected New York-based pedagogue has said.
‘Pamela will offer to a select number of graduate violin students the opportunity to study intensively with one of today’s most accomplished and inspirational musicians … and Howard will enhance the impact of their time with us by observing, treating, and following up on any physical problems that can at any moment challenge hard-working strings students,’ Thornton School String Department Chair, Ralph Kirshbaum has said.