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Claire Thaler

Claire Thaler began playing violin at age four. She is  seeking a violin performance degree at the Blair School of Music at  Vanderbilt University where she studies with Dr.  Carolyn Huebl. Claire  has performed in the Florida State University Philharmonia and the  Tallahassee Youth Orchestra (concertmaster). She is a former student of  Professor Corinne Stillwell and Dr. Valerie Arsenault.

Claire was selected to perform with the FMEA All-State Orchestras  for five consecutive years, and she served as Associate Concertmaster  of the FMEA All-State Symphonic Orchestra in 2017. Claire was invited to  perform in the annual side-by-side concerts with the New World Symphony  in Miami in 2016 & 2017, and she performed with the NAfME National  Honors Symphony Orchestra in 2016. She was a finalist for the  Tallahassee Bach Parley concert “Kids Go for B’roque” for five years,  and she received 1st place in the 2017 Northwest Florida Symphony  Orchestra Concerto Competition and the 2016 BBCO Young Artist Concerto  Competition.

Summer study opportunities include Madeline Island Chamber Music,  Castleman Quartet Program, Bowdoin International Music Festival,  Eastern Music Festival, and the Florida State University College of  Music. Claire has performed in master classes for Almita and Roland  Vamos, Rachel Barton Pine, Jennifer Koh, Jennifer Frautschi, and the  Carpe Diem String Quartet.

Claire was recently chosen as the recipient of an Education Grant  from the Rachel Barton Pine

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