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Dr. Patrick LeStrange

Teaching Artist - Viola


Dr. Patrick LeStrange is a sought after educator and musician in the Washington DC area, where he currently serves as a Viola and Violin Teaching Artist at the Mason Community Arts Academy. Patrick has studied at the Peabody Conservatory (BM), as well as L’Université de Montréal (MM, DMA). His primary teachers have included Victoria Chiang, Jutta Puchhammer- Sédillot, and pedagogy studies with Rebecca Henry. During the summer months, Patrick has served on the faculties of the MCAA Chamber Music Intensive, Ovations Summer Strings, Violin/ Viola Bootcamp at the Academy, the Summer Music Institute at Ithaca College, and the NY ASTA String Institute at Ithaca College. In addition to his work with MCAA, Patrick is currently serving as Strings Department Chair at Levine Music, Washington DC.

An avid chamber musician, Patrick has performed in concert venues throughout the United States and Canada. He is a current member of the Washington Chamber Orchestra, where he frequently serves as Principal Violist. He is often heard in concerts and recitals at George Mason performing with faculty members of the Academy and the University.


Email academy@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9889 for more information about Patrick.