Michael T Jamanis Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Violin
While at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music for nearly two decades, Jamanis chaired the string department, directed the senior orchestra and Satellite Schools program, and established a summer string institute that became the international chamber music festival known as Vivace. Since 2008, Dr. Jamanis has been featured in international music festivals in Italy France, Belgium and Germany. At home in Lancaster he performed the entire cycle of Beethoven Sonatas and curated a chamber music series.
In addition to his work as a chamber musician, Dr. Jamanis performs with Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual, a multidisciplinary performance project that emphasizes improvisation, spoken word and movement.
In addition to a distinguished performing career, Dr. Jamanis has been instrumental in offering musically enriching experiences to diverse students and communities, from inner city schools to colleges, from community centers to music conservatories. Jamanis directs the “Music in the Schools” program sponsored by Music For Everyone. Funded by the public and private sectors, this innovative program engages professional musicians and student mentors to enhance the music programs at primarily inner city schools. Jamanis is also director of the string program at Lancaster Catholic High School School and a senior adjunct assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall College.
D.M.A, Rutgers University, 1997
M.Music, Yale University, 1991
B.Music, The Julliard School, 1989
MUS 182/282 A Violin
MUS 182/282 B Viola
MUS 156/256 D Chamber Music
Sonata in C minor, Op 45, Edvard Grieg