Gretchen Frazier has served as Assistant Principal Viola with Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Charleston (SC) Symphony, and the former Savannah Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of New Haven Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with Bivolita Klezmer and duo Violin/SANITY. She has performed at many festivals, including Rochester (VT) Chamber Music, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Theatre of Lucca. She also plays everything from Bach to jazz standards as a Healing Artist at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT.
An avid music educator via her home studio, Gretchen has served as a teacher/clinician at the Beaufort County Strings Festival, Elm City Chamber Fest, and Hartt Summer Intensive. She currently conducts strings ensembles at Hamden Hall Day School and teaches private lessons at the Foote School.
Gretchen has studied with Pamela MacConnell, the Tokyo String Quartet, Masao Kawasaki, Connie Lorber, and Catherine Carroll. She holds degrees from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She lives in New Haven, CT.