Gloria Justen

(2023). Gloria Justen is a versatile composer, violinist and violist known for dynamic, emotionally-charged performances. She was a student of Fredell Lack as a teenager in Houston, Texas; then she attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (BM 1990) where she studied violin with Szymon Goldberg and David Cerone and viola with Karen Tuttle. Gloria has performed and toured internationally with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, and the Philip Glass Ensemble, and she played many works by other contemporary composers. She served as Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia from 2006-2011. She has also collaborated with modern dancers, video artists and electronic musicians.

Gloria has released two albums of original music, and her compositions, drawing upon influences from Bach to contemporary electronic music, have been performed by soloists, small ensembles and chamber orchestras in the United States and Europe. A resident of San Francisco since late 2007, she currently works as an independent performer, composer, recording artist, publisher of her own scores, and teacher. She looks forward to sharing the love of music with students at CMC!

Exam Preparation: Entrance Exams for Conservatories, AP Prep, Junior Bach Festival, additional exams or auditions




Viola, Violin


Classical, Early Music, Jazz & Blues, Latin, New Music, Pop & Rock, Traditional Folk (Us/Int)

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