Almita Vamos


Second 3 Week Session

Faculty, Roosevelt University

Almita Vamos is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger. Mrs. Vamos has won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching six times, the ASTA Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, and has been featured on “Sunday Morning” on CBS.

Currently, Mrs. Vamos is a professor of violin at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and the Music Institute of Chicago. Her students have won top prizes in many national and international competitions, and they play in most of the major orchestras across the United States and the world. Mrs. Vamos has performed as a member of the Lydian Trio and the Antioch Quartet. She won the Concert Artist Guild Award, among many other prizes, and has performed recitals at the 92nd Street Y, Town Hall, and Carnegie Recital Hall, and she has soloed with the Juilliard Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Walter Hendl, and orchestras across Europe and Asia. She continues to perform as soloist and chamber musician in America and abroad. She regularly gives masterclasses at the University of Oslo and in Iceland.