Dr. Amber Archibald-Sešek
VIOLA, VIOLIN, MUSIC THEORY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (DMA)
RICE UNIVERSITY- MASTER OF MUSIC (MM)
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BACHELORS OF MUSIC (BM)
Amber Archibald-Sešek has over 15 years of experience training students at every stage of ability. Recent teaching accolades include being a guest masterclass clinician for New York University, workshops with several Seattle area public schools and having one of the largest and best violin and viola studios in the Puget Sound region.
While Professor of Viola at Seattle University, her studio received national recognition by the American Viola Society and were selected to perform at the AVS bi-annual conference in 2016. Her university and private studio students have been accepted to and attended prestigious schools of music and festivals such as the Rice University, Northwestern University, Peabody Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, the University of North Texas, Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount, Domaine Forget, and Green Mountain Music Festival just to name a few. She is also currently on the faculty of the Burgos International Music Festival in Burgos, Spain.
Amber began her pedagogy training in 1999 while at Indiana University, studying for four years with nationally renowned pedagogue Mimi Zweig. (For more on Mimi Zweig, see www.stringpedagogy.com) As part of her training, Mrs. Sešek worked with the Indiana University String Academy for 3 years as a pedagogue in training and would assist in the IU String Academy Summer Program as a a practice monitor and mentor. After Indiana, Archibald participated in the Rice Prep Program during her MM studies. In 2007, Amber opened her first private studio in Houston, Texas to much success.
After receiving her teaching position at Seattle University in 2008, Sešek reopened her studio in Seattle in 2009 and has maintained it ever since. Now back in Texas as of 2021, she is committed a standard of excellent teaching while making learning fun and engaging.
If you would like to know more about Amber and hear her most recent recordings, please visit her website.