About the School
John Posadas

Viola and Chamber Music
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email: jposadas@mail.usf.edu

John T. Posadas, viola, enjoys an active career as a chamber musician, recitalist, teacher, and orchestral player. Recitals have taken him across the country and abroad with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Severance Hall, Tanglewood, Aspen, Interlochen, the Juilliard School, Chautauqua, Canada, Germany and Mexico. His performances have been aired on PBS and Aspen's Plum TV network, and his performances have been heard on NPR stations across the country. As a chamber musician, he has won top prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music International Competition and has collaborated with many of the world's leading artists including Edgar Meyer, Alex Kerr, James Ehnes, Joseph Silverstein, and members of the Cleveland, Muir, Pro Arte, and Concord Quartets. He is currently the violist for the Baumer Quartet (www.baumersq.com) and the Ars Nova String Trio (www.arsnovastringtrio.com). Orchestrally, he has held principal and associate principal viola positions with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra.

An advocate for contemporary music, John has worked closely with many of today's leading composers including Joan Tower, Augusta Read Thomas, and Elliott Carter. He has given world premieres at the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, the Chautauqua Music Festival, and the Deer Valley Music Festival to name a few.

A sought-after clinician and teacher, he has taught masterclasses and lessons at institutions across America, including the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the Colorado Suzuki Institute, and he has served as a faculty member at Chamber Music of the Rockies in Beaver Creek, CO, the Brevard Chamber Music Seminar, the Crowden Music Center Chamber Music Workshop, the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop, and the Monterey Chamber Music Workshop. For his extraordinary service in the arts, John was named an official Kentucky Colonel at the age of 13. He is currently a resident artist at the University of South Florida's School of Music, where he is adjunct professor of viola and chamber music.