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Monte BelknapMonte Belknap's performing career spans 30 years with notable solo performances and accomplished mentors. He won the International Starling Violin Competition in Aspen, Colorado in 1989. This honor awarded full scholarship to the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, where he earned his BM and MM degrees in violin performance as a student of Kurt Sassmannshaus and Dorothy Delay. Mr. Belknap served as concertmaster of the Illinois Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, and other respected ensembles. He studied Chamber music with some of the world's leading performing ensembles including the Julliard, Tokyo and LaSalle String Quartets and the Beaux Arts Piano Trio. He soloed with the Illinois Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Jacksonville Symphony and recorded on the Lagossa and Encore labels.

His reputation and distinguished skills as an instructor of violin led many of his students to win competitions and perform as soloists with noted symphonies including the Cincinnati Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Jacksonville Symphony. Mr. Belknap teaches a blend of technical master, memory, the use of modern technology and motion training. He recently joined the music faculty of BYU, having previously taught at BYU-Idaho and Western Illinois University.

He champions music education with a bright vision for promoting the arts. He founded the Chamber Music Series for the Dayton Philharmonic, the "Meet the Artist Series" with the Dayton Philharmonic, the Monument Symphony Orchestra, the Prelude Strings Chamber Music Festival in Dayton, Ohio, and Western Illinois University's Summer String Camps in 1998.

Mr. Belknap receives frequent invitations to serve as guest clinician in both public schools and private studios across the nation. He has conducted all-state orchestras and taught at many of today's finest music festivals. Professor Belknap also serves as a member of the Utah ASTA Executive Board.

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