Dedicated to educating the next Generation of muscians, David Yonan has held the position of Coordinator of Strings and Artist-in Residence at Columbia College Chicago and North Park University Chicago, where he also founded and directed the North Park University Chamber Soloists. In addition he was giving master classes and coached chamber music at the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Chicago and the Music Institute of Chicago.
His students have won national and international competitions, such as the International Alexander & Buono Competition New York, the International Protege' Competition New York, the Walgreens national Concerto Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. .
Many of his former students have gone on to pursue Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Colleges and Universities such as Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Boston Conservatory, Northwestern University, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor among others.
Yonan has given master classes and guest lectures at Northwestern University, San Francisco State University and University of Chicago. In 2016 he joined the faculty of the International Montecito Music Festival, at La Sierra University, California.
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"David Yonan has been my violin instructor for over 6 years.
I am currently studying at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. None of this would have been possible without the guidance, support and dedication of Mr. Yonan.
He has always been determined to help me grow as a musician and was there every step of the way.
It is rare to find a teacher who goes to such extraordinary lengths to help his students succeed.
Even though I am now a college sophomore, I still return t Mr. Yonan for advice and guidance because the musical knowledge he possesses constinues to be extremely valuable to me. "
Bachelor of Music, Robert McDuffie Center for Strings Mercer University
Masters of Music, Specialist Degree in Violin Performance, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Chicago, August 3, 2011