Anna Rasmussen is currently the first violinist in the Spiritoso Quartet and regularly substitutes with the Norwalk Symphony. She is a faculty member of The Neighborhood Music School and Westchester Home Music, and was recently a Teaching Artist at Bravo Waterbury! She is currently pursuing long-term Suzuki teacher training at The School for Strings in New York City.
Originally from Texas, she began violin lessons at the age of seven at the Central Texas String Academy (CTSA). She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baylor University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While studying violin with Eka Gogichashvili at Baylor, she won an internship with the Waco Symphony Orchestra for two seasons and was selected to be a part of an elite chamber orchestra that toured Belgium. Concurrent to her studies, she was trained to teach Suzuki violin books 1 and 2 by Julia Hardie, and joined the faculty of CTSA for four years.
She received her Master’s in violin performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying with Fabian Lopez. As a part of her graduate assistantship, she taught secondary violin lessons, led scales class, and taught Music Theory and Ear Training. While in North Carolina, she taught violin and viola lessons at Moore Music Company and St. mary’s Music Academy; and she was a member of the Raleigh, Western Piedmont, and Fayetteville symphonies.