Lisa Mattson, Assistant Principal Viola
Lisa Mattson, assistant principal viola, chose the viola as her instrument in fourth grade as part of a public school music program. She completed two years as a public policy major at Duke University before transferring to The Juilliard School where she earned a B.M. degree as a recipient of the Victor Herbert Scholarship, Mattson received her M.M. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Heidi Castleman and Lynne Ramsey. She has studied chamber music with the members of the Juilliard String Quartet and was selected to perform as part of the Juilliard Quartet Seminar, the Blossom Festival and the Music Academy of the West.
Active as a teacher, Mattson served for several years on the music faculty of Community School of Naples and the Stringendo Summer Academy. Currently she maintains a private violin/viola studio and is on the music faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University. She has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1990.
Lisa Mattson is underwritten by
Leo & Susie Montgomery.