Myles Mocarski

Acting Principal Second Violin

Myles Mocarski has established himself as a dynamic and engaging orchestral violinist across the East Coast. He currently holds the position of Acting Principal Second Violin of the Richmond Symphony (Richmond, VA). In addition, he has held section contracts with the Albany Symphony and Eastern Connecticut Symphony and has been engaged on a substitute basis with the Washington National Opera as well as numerous regional orchestras. He has a been a runner-up and finalist for tenure track and one-year positions with the Air Force Strings, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, among others.

A passionate musical ambassador, Myles was appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Collington Kendall Retirement Community in Mitchellville, MD from August 2022 through August 2023. In this position he regularly performed recitals and hosted lectures on classical music and the violin for enthusiastic audiences of varying ages, backgrounds, and interests. He has also worked as a music librarian for the Albany Symphony.

As an educator, Myles has held positions at universities and music studios across the East Coast. He held the position of adjunct professor of violin at Anne Arundel Community College and also served as an instructor on record at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has taught violin, viola, and piano students at Harmonic Music Studios, the International School of Music, and the Killingly School of Music. He has given masterclasses at various universities, including his alma mater, UConn.

Myles received a dual degree in music and speech language hearing sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2016, where he was the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship. He graduated summa cum laude and as an honors scholar. Myles subsequently completed a Master of Music degree in violin performance and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance at the University of Maryland in 2019 and 2023 respectively where he held an ensemble assistantship. His primary teachers include Solomiya Ivakhiv, James Stern, Salley Koo, and Mark Rike.