Musicians

 
 


Ruth van Baak Griffioen
(recorder) studied music at Calvin College, recorder at the University of Michigan, and musicology at Stanford University (PhD, 1988).  Her Fulbright-supported research on the music of the 17th-century Dutch carillonneur and recorder virtuoso Jacob van Eyck was published in 1991 and is in its third printing.  She taught music history, theory, and early music performance from 1994-2015 at William & Mary.  Her books include "Storms, Ice, and Whales," her translation of a first-person account of a 1923 Antarctic whaling adventure, written and illustrated by her ancestor, the Dutch landscape artist Willem van der Does.  Ruth has performed throughout the mid-Atlantic area, including the Georgetown Bach Festival, the Virginia Opera, and the Norfolk Chamber Consort, and as far afield as a concert of ancient & modern recorder music in Rio di Janeiro.
 
Thomas Marshall (harpsichord) joined the music faculty at William & Mary in 1981 where he teaches organ and harpischord performance.  He has performance degrees from James Madison University and from the University of Michigan.  For over 25 years he was harpsichordist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation using their extensive collection of historic keyboard instruments.  He has been featured on numerous CW recordings and issued a CD of the solo organ transcriptions of concerti by Vivaldi and Ernst as arranged by J.S. Bach.  Mr. Marshall also plays harpsichord with many chamber ensembles, and frequently performs with the Virginia Symphony.  He served as organist for the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church for 27 years, and is now organist for the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. 
 
Sarah G Glosson (baroque cello and viola da gamba) 
has served on the performing artist faculty at William & Mary, teaching viola da gamba. She studied early music performance at Orvieto Musica, the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy. She has performed with the Williamsburg Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Governor’s Musick, Virginia Chorale, and Cavalier Consort. Her Ph.D. is in American studies; she is the director of the Arts & Sciences Graduate Center at William & Mary.
 

 
Susan Via (baroque violin) is a member of the Performing Artist Faculty at William and Mary where she teaches applied violin and is director of the Gallery Players, a conductor-less chamber orchestra.   She has held positions with the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Opera as Associate Concertmaster, Principal 2nd Violin with the Greensboro Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster with the Williamsburg Symphonia, and also performed with the North Carolina Symphony, and Mallarmé Chamber Players, among others.  Ms. Via has served as a faculty and orchestra member of the Eastern Music Festival, in addition to performing with the Colorado Music Festival.  Other faculty positions have included the Duke University String School and Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts.  Susan also has a keen interest in early music and performance practice.  Performing on baroque violin, she is a member of The Wren Masters, and has been heard in concert with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, and the Governor’s Musick of Colonial Williamsburg.  Ms. Via is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. 

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