Zo Manfredi, Violin

Zo Manfredi has served as Instructor of Violin and Chamber Music at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and formerly held the positions of Teaching Artist of Violin and Viola at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and Assistant Music Associate of Violin at Grinnell College. Locally in Colorado, Dr. Manfredi enjoys playing with the Fort Collins Symphony, Front Range Chamber Players, Quartet Con Brio, and a variety of chamber ensembles along the Front Range. She has also played with the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony, the Cheyenne Symphony and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. As a passionate educator with an interest in social change and contribution, Dr. Manfredi maintains a private violin and viola studio in Loveland and works with violin students of the Crescendo Project, the arts branch of the non- profit, Hopelight Medical Clinic in Longmont, Colorado, as well as students of the Off the Hook Arts Academy in Fort Collins, a non-profit that provides low-cost music education and performance experience to students. During the summers, Dr. Manfredi serves on the faculty of the Just Chamber Music Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. In August 2015, Dr. Manfredi received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas under the direction of renowned pedagogue, Julia Bushkova, where she was awarded both a Teaching Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship. She earned her M.M. at Arizona State University and her B.M. from the University of Puget Sound. She also studied violin and viola in Vienna, Austria through the IES Music Program with Barbara Gorzynska and Matthius Maurer. Dr. Manfredi is originally from Billings, Montana and currently resides in Loveland, Colorado with her husband Matt, their daughter Louisa, and their son Jack. She enjoys spending time outdoors and in the mountains with friends and family hiking, biking and running.