Michael Abramson

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Michael Paul Abramson earned his BS in mathematics in 1987, MS in mathematics in 1989, and an MM in Music Performance and Pedagogy in 1990, all from Brigham Young University. He also completed the course work for a PhD in mathematics at the University of Maryland. While at BYU he played violin in the Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, and was a student of Percy Kalt, Barbara Williams, Donna Fairbanks, and Harry Curby. He also studied orchestral conducting with Clyn D. Barrus, and chamber music with Harry Curby, David Dalton and the Drinkall-Baker Duo (Roger Drinkall, cello; and Dian Baker-Drinkall, piano). He toured with the Chamber Orchestra in the western US and Canada in 1988 and western Europe in 1990. He is a former concertmaster of the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras and past winner of the BYU Concerto Competition. His article Some Intermediate Level Violin Concertos was published in American String Teacher in 1997. Since graduating from BYU in 1990, he has spent his career as a mathematician for the US Department of Defense, but still gives recitals occasonally with his wife, pianist Teri Sue Allen Abramson (MM, BYU 1991).

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