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Conservatory of Music

Fabiola Amorim

Private Lessons | Violin, Viola

I create a relaxed environment where students are inspired to learn and explore their instrument and musical works. ” 

Dr. Amorim maintains an active schedule as a concert violist and educator. She holds a position of viola instructor at the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music and adjudicates for festivals and competitions in Alberta. She offers lessons to students of all ages and levels in-person or online. She hosts recitals and masterclasses partnered with violin instructor Vladimir Rufino to support her students’ performance abilities. Since the publication of her 2018 doctoral thesis Echoes of the Brazilian Nationalism Movement in Four Works for Viola and Piano (1950-82), Amorim’s work has served as a reference for other researchers on Brazilian music for viola. She studied with Mr. Yerko Tabilo, Mr. Charles Stegeman, and Mr. Robert Becker. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and participated in a number of music festivals and symposia in Brazil and United States including the Starling-Delay Symposium at The Juilliard School. She shares her knowledge and experience of playing viola with her students as they endeavor to reach whatever their goals. In addition to teaching, Amorim has performed as principal viola and soloist with orchestras in Brazil, the United States, and Canada. As a chamber musician she was a member of the Camerata Brasílica (Brazil) and the Villa-Lobos String Quartet (USA). She is also a founding member of the Vaughan String Quartet, which has performed in Canada, USA, France and Italy, and made its debut recording in 2018.



  • University of Alberta - Doctorate Degree
  • Master Degree, Azusa Pacific University
  • Artist Diploma, Azusa Pacific University
  • Bachelor Degree, Universidade Federal da Paraíba 


  • DMus Recording - Echoes of the Brazilian Nationalism Movement in Four Works for Viola and Piano (1950-82). (Canada)
  • Vaughan String Quartet CD Villa-Lobos, Runcini, Boi, Carlos Gomes
  • Vaughan String Quartet Concert for the Associazione Amici di Paganini / Associazione Amici del Monastero di Santa Chiara (Italy)


  • The Beryl Barns Memorial Graduate Award
  • The Harriet Snowball Winspear Graduate Scholarship
  • A prize winner at the Concurso Nacional de Música de Câmara(Londrina-2006) 

Professional associations and memberships

  • A member of the Orquestra Sinfônica da Paraíba (Brazil)
  • Served as principal viola for the Orquestra de Câmara da Cidade de João Pessoa (Brazil), Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra (USA), and University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra (Canada)
  • A member of the Villa-Lobos String Quartet and the Camerata Brasílica




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