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Antione Hackney
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mr. Antione Hackney

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Antione Hackney began playing viola in the 5th grade. After one year of study he was awarded the Sarah Pollack scholarship for private lessons. Mr. Hackney attended the Eastman School of Music where he earned Bachelor in Viola Performance. After college Antione won a spot in the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra. Today, he all plays with virtually every orchestra in Michigan including the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Local Faculty and Staff--
Karin Loberg Code
Kalamazoo College

Karin Loberg Code got her own start on viola in public school orchestra in fourth grade and is an avid supporter of school instrumental strings programs.  She received her viola performance Bachelor's at University of Illinois and studied with Roland Vamos at Western Illinois University for a Master's degree.  Since then, she has taught privately for over twenty years and has a very successful studio of young musicians. She is a free-lance violist who appears frequently with area orchestras including the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Southwest Michigan and West Michigan Symphonies. In addition to her home studio, Karin teaches at Kalamazoo College, West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts and Portage Northern High School. She has directed chamber ensembles, string orchestras and summer camps.  In 2010 the WMU chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota presented Karin their PRISM Award for Excellence in Teaching.  In addition to classical violin and viola, Karin is also one of the foremost players of the eight-stringed Norwegian Hardanger fiddle in this country.