Michael McClelland

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Viola

First season with the SO: 2004

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Degrees / Colleges: BM, Viola Performance, from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University Graduate Studies, Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Age you began playing an instrument: Piano at age 4, viola at age 13

Award / Musical Accomplishment you are most proud of: Asst. Professor of Music, University of Illinois, 1990-1994; Harid Conservatory Artist-Faculty, 1994-2000; Asst. Principal Viola, the Florida Philharmonic 1998-2003

Style and make of your instrument: Made by Celestino Farrotto of Milan in 1952

Hobbies / interests: Aviation (Private Pilot in 1983)