Musical Couple to Join the Faculty at Rice University

In July 2012 Virginia Weckstrom and her husband Paul Kantor are joining the faculty of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Weckstrom currently is on the chamber music and piano faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. At Rice, she will be an Artist Teacher of Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying. Prior to joining the Cleveland Institute, Weckstrom taught piano and directed the chamber music program at the University of Michigan.

Weckstrom is a graduate of Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, and holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music.

Kantor is currently the Eleanor H. Biggs Memorial Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute. At Rice, he will be named the Sallie Shepard Perkins Professor of Violin.

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