MA, Western Illinois University
Almita Vamos is the winner of numerous honors and awards. She is a six-time recipient of the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award and winner of the Distinguished Service Award, bestowed by the American String Teachers Association, as well as the Chautauqua and Concert Artists Guild Awards. She has also been named a Distinguished Teacher by National Endowment for the Arts. Formerly on the faculties of Western Illinois University, University of Minnesota, and Oberlin Conservatory. Vamos is currently a faculty member of the Music Institute of Chicago and a cofounder of the Weathersfield Summer Music Festival. Her students have won top prizes in numerous international competitions. She studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger at the Juilliard School.