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Zachary Ebin, violinist

Zachary Ebin, violinist

Dr. Zachary Ebin is the Director of the Suzuki Program at Vanderbilt Universityís Blair School of Music. Dr. Ebin holds a BA and an MA from Brandeis University, an MM from the Boston Conservatory, and a PhD from York University.

In high demand as a guest clinician Dr. Ebin has taught and lectured all over North America at conferences, institutes, and workshops. His main fields of interest include: music education, string pedagogy, Suzuki pedagogy, music cognition and perception, and historical musicology. Dr. Ebinís dissertation is a critical analysis of Suzukiís claims regarding musical talent. His research has appeared in journals such as the American String Teacher and the American Suzuki Journal, and has been presented at conferences such as the NYS-SL chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society and the International Conference on Music Cognition and Perception.

In 2015, Dr. Ebin founded the Silent Voices Project. In the project, young composers write chamber music based on poems written by children during the Holocaust. The Silent Voices Project has been performed in both Canada and the United States, and is available as a recording.

Before relocating to Nashville, Dr. Ebin founded and directed Arco Violini, an advanced precollege string orchestra dedicated to giving back to the community through performances at hospitals, senior residences, and charity events in Ontario. Dr. Ebin led Arco Violini in over 40 performances including two television appearances.

Dr. Ebin remains active as a performer. He has performed extensively in the United States, Israel, and Canada. He has studied with Leslie Fayette, Jocheved Schifter, Lazar Gosman, Daniel Stepner, Joseph McGauley, and Jacques Israelievitch. Dr. Ebinís debut recording is a collection of forgotten works of Ukrainian composers, titled Dreams: A Revival of Ukrainian Music. Dr. Ebin also served as the artistic director of the Belfountain Music Festival, an annual chamber music festival in Caledon, Ontario.


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