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Lecturer of Music - Viola


Barbara Corbató is currently Assistant Principal Viola of the Grand Rapids Symphony, where she has performed since 1990. She is an active chamber musician- performing with the GRS’ Calder String Quintet, the Perugino String Quartet, regularly at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and in area chamber music concerts with friends and colleagues.

Ms. Corbató is a dedicated viola teacher- currently serving on the viola faculties at Aquinas and Hope Colleges, while also maintaining a busy home viola studio. She has also served on the viola faculty at Calvin College.

Ms. Corbató began her viola studies in Columbus, Ohio, and then attended the University of Michigan, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance. Before making Grand Rapids her home, she performed in the New World Symphony of Miami, Florida, the Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy, and the orchestras of Columbus, Flint, and Saginaw. She has also participated in music festivals in Santa Barbara and Aspen.

Courses Taught

  • Viola