Dr. Michael T. Jamanis

Title: Director of Education and Assistant Professor
Company: Music For Everyone
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Michael T. Jamanis, Director of Education and Assistant Professor at Music For Everyone, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.

With more than 30 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Jamanis has excelled as the director of education for Musice for Everyone in Lancaster, Pennsylvania since 2010 and a senior adjunct assistant professor at Franklin & Marshall College since 1993. During this time, he has been additionally active as the strings director for Lancaster Catholic High School between 2012 and 2020, a violinist with the Newstead Trio between 1993 and 2020, a violini instructor for The Music School of Delaware between 2015 and 2017 and the orchestra director for Lancaster Mennonite School between 2014 and 2016. He began his career with the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in 1992, holding a number of positions during a 20-year tenure including violin instructor, dean of faculty, chairman of the string department and director of the satellite school program. To support his professional ambitions, Dr. Jamanis pursued high education, obtaining a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in 1989, a Master of Music from Yale University in 1991 and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1997.

Dr. Jamanis has found much success as a musical artist as well, having toured around the globe, performed as a solo violinist on PBS and National Public Radio, been featured as an artist at international music festivals across Europe and collaborated alongside the likes of Syoko Aki, Arnold Steinhardt, Leonard Bernstein, Aldo Parisot and Josphe Fuchs, to name a few. Attributing his success to his vulnerability and the ability to connect with others through music, he was notably presented with a Teacher of the Year Award from Music for Everyone, an Award from the National Federation of Music Clubs, an Award from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, an Award from Metromedia and the Victor Herbert Award. Proud of his albums, including his most recent record, “Breathing with Bach,” he has been greatly inspired to demolish barriers to classical music and utilize music to promote social change, facilitate racilia justice, build communities and engender healing and transformation as a holistic violinist. Looking toward the future, Dr. Jamanis hopes to launch a subscription-based online performance platform through The Jemanis Project LLC.

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