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Valley Conservatory

Lisa Wiggins


 

Lisa Wiggins began her musical studies at age 5 with her grandfather who was a professional violinist and teacher. After 12 years of his guidance, she went to Florida State University studying with Karen Clarke before transferring to New England Conservatory where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in violin performance. Lisa was accepted into the prestigious New World Symphony in Miami Florida which is America's only training orchestra. Under the tutelage of Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony focuses on training top music graduates to sharpen their orchestra skills to win auditions. Lisa accepted a touring job in Europe where she spent the next 10 years playing music for Broadway shows, chamber ensembles, teaching violin, working for organic gardeners and a year of culinary studies and degree from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. In 2001 Lisa moved to Mobile Alabama where she spent the next 5 years playing in several gulf coast orchestras and teaching violin. In 2003 she founded Harmonic Strings, a string instrument business that is alive and well. In 2006 Lisa moved to N. Alabama where she plays in the Huntsville Symphony and teaches violin.