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John Sumerlin

Nazarian Center (NC) 247
(401) 456-9522

Academic Background

B.M., Manhattan School of Music
M.M., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Courses Taught

Concertmaster-RIC Orchestra
Faculty Trio-Recruiting
RIC Orchestra Concert master
MUS 164 Chamber Music Ensemble
MUS 170 Violin
MUS 171 Viola
MUS 270 Violin
MUS 271 Viola
MUS 370 Violin
MUS 371 Viola
MUS 564 Chamber Music Ensemble
MUS 570 Violin
MUS 571 Viola


John Sumerlin is a Professor of Music at Rhode Island College, where he teaches applied violin and viola, conducts the Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra, and is Director of Chamber Music. He performs with Trio Rhode (RI College faculty), as a recitalist, and as Concertmaster of the RI College Symphony Orchestra. Also a composer, his three-act opera AIR was given its professional World Premiere performance at RI College in 2002. ​​

Page last updated: January 23, 2017