Aimée Rieger serves as the Admissions Specialist at the College of Music. She has maintained an active international career performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both modern and baroque violin. After living in Europe for 12 years and traveling the United States, Aimée now performs as a core member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Previous and ongoing engagements include, among others, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Period Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver B.C.), Bellingham Festival Orchestra (Washington), Zomeropera Alden Biesen (Belgium), Schöneck Ensemble (Germany), Basilica Orchestra St. Paulin (Germany), and at the Royal Concertgebouw (Netherlands). As a soloist, she appeared numerous times at the Constantine Basilica Trier (Germany), a former palace of Roman Emperor Constantine, in repertoire ranging from solo Bach to the Romantic.
In addition to her performance career, Aimée held a teaching studio for thirty years and was previously Instructor of Violin at Western Washington University where she coached chamber ensembles, taught applied lessons, and Body Scales©, a class that she created for performing artists designed to enhance performance, prevent injury, manage stress, and address performance anxiety.
Aimée received her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music and attended Oregon Bach Festival’s Berwick Academy, Tafelmusik’s Summer Institute, Illinois Bach Academy, and the Tanglewood Institute. Her main teachers have included Julia Wedman, Nancy Wilson, Mitchell Stern, Camilla Wicks, and Teri Lee.
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