Instructor of Viola, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute
M.M., Viola Performance, University of Michigan; B.M., Viola Performance, Eastman School of Music
Renee Skerik is Instructor of Viola at Interlochen Arts Academy. Formerly Professor of Viola at Texas Tech University School of Music and violist of the Botticelli String Quartet, she toured throughout the United States, Europe, Brazil, including performances at the 33rd International Viola Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Renee performed for ten years as violist of the Artaria String Quartet and was co-founder of Stringwood Summer Chamber Music Festival and the Artaria Chamber Music School. She has served on the faculty of the MacPhail Center for the Arts, Carleton College, Viterbo College, The Quartet Program, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Bravo! Summer Chamber Music Institute, Stringwood and was Artist/Teacher at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Her chamber music collaborations include performances with Janos Starker, Raphael Hillyer, Arnold Steinhardt and Charles Castleman. Currently she is violist of the American Piano Quintet.