John H. Philligin

Freelance Violinist &
                         Private Instructor



American University, Washington D.C., M.A. Performing Arts Management, 2013

East Carolina University, B.M. Violin Performance, 2011

Suzuki Teacher Certification in books 1-10, 2011

University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, High School Diploma, 2007


Ara Gregorian, Violin Professor at East Carolina University, Violinist Daedalus Quartet             

Joanne Bath, Hardy Distinguished Professor of Suzuki Pedagogy, Suzuki teacher-trainer

Kevin Lawrence, Violin Professor at University of North Carolina School of the Arts                    

Guillermo (Bill) Ayerbe, Concertmaster Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra                                    

Diana Sundsvold, Concert Violinist and Instructor, Washington D.C.

Fabrice Dharamraj, Concert Violinist and Instructor, Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Mary Francis Boyce, Violin Professor Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC


Suzuki Violin Faculty, The Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C., 2013 - Present

Traditional and Suzuki Violin Instructor, Washington, D.C., 2011 - Present

East Carolina University String Project, Greenville, NC 2008-2011

Traditional and Suzuki Violin Instructor, NC, 2008-2011

Traditional Viola Instructor, NC, 2008-2011


The In Series. Washington, D.C., Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Second Violinist in Quartet, February 2013

Latino Inaugural 2013 in Performance at the Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center Opera House, January 2013

The In Series, Washington, D.C., Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, First Violinist in Quartet, Novemeber 2012

D.C. Capital Fringe Festival, Fallen Angels production, Solo Violinist in Chamber Orchestra, July/August 2012 

The In Series, Washington, D.C., Mozart's Idomeneo, Second Violinist in Quartet, July 2012

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville, NC, 2nd Violinist, 2005-2009, 2010-2011

Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Nutcracker Production, Concertmaster, Section Violinist, 2007-2011

Rocky Mount Regional Theatre, Gypsy Production, Concertmaster, 2011

Fayetteville State University Opera Orchestra, Section violinist, 2006

Grays Creek High School. You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Production, Solo Violinist, 2006


Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C., Violinist

Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Washington, D.C., First Violinist

ECU Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster, Principle 2nd, section violin, 2007-2011

ECU Opera Orchestra, H.M.S. Pinafore, Concertmaster, 2009

North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony, Section Violin, 2006-2007

Violin Soloist, Cool Springs Symphony, 2006

Cumberland County Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner, 2005

Violin Soloist, Jack Britt High School Orchestra, 2004-2006

Freelance Musician for weddings and special events, 2005- Present