Violin and Viola


Joelle has a BM Viola Performance from The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. She has also obtained a MM Viola Performance from The Peabody Conservatory and a DMA Viola Performance, The Peabody Conservatory.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Joelle’s performance experience includes being a guest at The Rome Chamber Music Festival, and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and a Featured Young Artist at Kennedy Center.

Joelle was a Lecture-Recitalist at American Viola Society 2018, Guest lecturer and led a masterclass at Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS), and Guest lecture at The Peabody Conservatory.

Joelle has taught at Music Enrichment Guide, Greenspring Montessori, Music Theory Faculty Associate, Peabody Conservatory, Violin/Viola Faculty, International School of Music, Humanities Graduate Teaching Assistant at The Peabody Conservatory, and owns a Private Studio in Baltimore.

At Levine

Joelle joined Levine’s String Department in Fall 2018 teaching violin and viola.

One of her favorite aspects of being on the faculty at Levine is “being part of students’ enthusiasm for music”.

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“I believe that a music education should prepare excellent musicians as well as sensitive, thoughtful people: to study music is to study how, through performance, you affect yourself and others.

​I approach each student with a strong sense of optimism and enthusiasm for his or her musical goals. Upon this foundation, I stress technique. Not only is technical fluency a key part of establishing the confidence to claim a musical identity for oneself, it is also a huge step towards to opening doors to musical expression and compelling performances.”