SUSANNA KLEIN, violin Susanna Klein is an Associate Professor of violin and coordinator of strings at Virginia Commonwealth University and plays with the Richmond Symphony when time allows. Before entering the field of academia, she was a full-time member of the Memphis, Colorado, and Richmond Symphonies, where she served as principal second violin. She performs regularly with the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble and Trio 826. Ms. Klein received her MM from Boston University under the tutelage of Roman Totenberg. Known as an Arts Entrepreneur and practice scholar, she develops tools to make musical practice more data-driven and positive. Ms. Klein’s research has earned several prestigious grants, including the VCU $50,000 Presidential Grant. She presents nationally and writes regularly on musician psychology and technology-enhanced practice. Her YouTube channel Practice Blitz is an open-to-all resource dedicated to helping students practice more efficiently. Ms. Klein is the author of the Practizma Practice Journal, a workbook for musicians of all instruments. She is currently working on a book about the Psychology of Practice. Website: practizma.com. MICAH GANGWER, violin Micah Gangwer, originally from Ohio, lives in Charleston SC where he is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and recently joined the violin faculty as an adjunct instructor at the University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia SC. As a chamber musician he has performed across America and Europe including performances for ambassadors, royalty, and heads of state, and has been showcased on public radio and television. He has also been a part of many recording projects, most recently an album of string quartets by Thomas Cabaniss with the Charleston Symphony String Quartet that was released by PARMA Records in January 2024. Recent solo engagements include performances of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and many solo appearances with the Charleston Symphony including works by Bach, Vivaldi, Richter and Schnittke. He attended Miami University for his undergraduate degree in violin performance, and studied at the University of Oklahoma and the University of South Carolina for graduate school. Free to FMU students, faculty and staff with ID. $10 to public.