Lipsett, Robert (Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair)
B.A. in Music, California State University-Northridge. Student of Ivan Galamian, Ruth Lasley, Zelman Brunoff, Melvin Ritter, Endre Granat. Faculty, University of Southern California, Encore School for Strings. Recipient, Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Master classes given at Suzuki Institute (Chicago), Waterloo Festival, Southern Methodist University, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Conservatory, Keystone Festival, Indiana University, and others. Solo artist, chamber music performer, orchestral musician and freelance commercial musician in motion pictures, television and recordings; adjudicator. Students have consistently won major competitions including the Julius Stulberg Awards, Yehudi Menuhin Competition, Irving M. Klein International Violin Competition, and hold principal positions with leading orchestras.
Robert Lipsett, adjunct professor, strings, is a graduate of California State University, Northridge. Mr. Lipsett is a former student of Ruth Lasley, Zelman Brunoff, Melvin Ritter, Andre Granat and Ivan Gilamian. Mr. Lipsett has been a dedicated violin pedagogue for over two decades. He is one of the most sought-after teachers of violin in the country. His students have won numerous national and international competitions including the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Jules Stulberg National Competition, Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Competition and the Young Musicians Foundation National Competition. Mr. Lipsett's students also perform with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Oakland Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra as well as appearing on national television, including The Today Show.