Alan Bodman


Alan Bodman

Title: Professor
Department: Music
Phone: 330/972-6621
Email: bodman@uakron.edu


Biography

Alan Bodman began violin study at age four with his father, Lyman Bodman, Professor Emeritus of Violin and Viola at Michigan State University, and his career has been marked by musical success ever since. he received his B.M. from Michigan State University and his M.M. from the University of Michigan. His major violin studies include work with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy Delay, Paul Makanowitzky and Wlter Verdehr. In the fall of 1973 he joined the Washington State University faculty and became well known as soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the Northwest. In 1986 he returned east to join the faculties of the University of Akron, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Meadowmount School of Music in New York. Mr. Bodman has performed extensively in recital and chamber music concerts as a member of the Kimbrough Trio, the WSU Chamber Music Players, Ensemble Elizir, and in collaboration with pianist Anne Epperson. He has also been featured as soloist in several recordings for National Public Television and is a frequent guest with the Gabrielli Trio of the University of Akron. Formerly Principal Violist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Bodman now performs as Concertmaster. In 1988 he and his wife, violinist Amy Barlowe, formed the duo [AB]2 and have released a CD on the Azica record label. The Strad magazine attributes Mr. Bodman's playing with "....delectable sound ...silken-toned ....musically introspective."


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