Wilkes University

John Michael Vaida

John VaidaViolinist John Vaida has concertized throughout the United States and Europe as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Currently residing in Northeastern Pennsylvania Mr. Vaida is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society, an organization dedicated fostering the growth of chamber music in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Violin at Wilkes University and the Director of the Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra. In addition he serves as Artist-in-Residence at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston Pa., where he coaches chamber music and maintains a vibrant private studio. In the summers he is on the faculty of the Killington Music Festival.

Mr. Vaida holds a B.M from Duquesne University and a M.M degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. He has studied chamber music with Randolph Kelly, Jean Barr, Richard Killmer, and members of the Ying Quartet. Mr. Vaida's principal teachers have included Charles Stegeman, Daniel Phillips, and Zvi Zeitlin.