Molly Wilkens-Reed is director of the Virginia Tech String Project and viola instructor at Virginia Tech. During the summers, she serves on the faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp. Distinguished awards include the Outstanding String Project of the Year Award from the American String Teachers Association, the Favorite Faculty Award at Virginia Tech, the Peabody Institute’s Israel Dorman Memorial Award in Strings, and Memphis Woman Magazine’s Vision Award, and numerous grants for her string music education and pedagogy work. Notable past teaching engagements include faculty positions at the Peabody Preparatory, the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Bryn Mawr Music School, and the Memphis Suzuki Summer Institute.
Wilkens-Reed is a member of the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda Society, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American String Teachers Association, and the National Association for Music Education. She serves as a board member of the National String Project Consortium and on the American String Teachers Association Collegiate Committee. She earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Viola Performance from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis and a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance with a concentration in String Pedagogy at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She has completed Suzuki teacher training through Book 8. Molly resides in Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband and their two young sons.
B.M., Music Education and Viola Performance, University of Memphis
M.M., Viola Performance and String Pedagogy, Peabody Conservatory