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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance. Principal Teachers: Sheila Browne, Lila Brown

2017

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Sociology.

2008

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (Select)

JAZZ EXPERIENCE

An Yá (solo and with friends) Asheville, NC

2017-present

Asheville Jazz Orchestra Asheville, NC

2017

Scherzo for Viola and Jazz Drums” with Jack Hauser Winston-Salem, NC

2017

Jazz Night at Barley’s Tap with the Alien Music Club Asheville, NC

2017-present

Jazz Night at The Phoenix with Jason DeCristafaro Brevard, NC

2016-present

Michael Jeffry Stevens Mountain Chamber Jazz Orchestra Asheville, NC

2016-2017

Symphony in Bossa” with UNCSA Jazz Ensemble Winston-Salem, NC

2016

Stanford Jazz Institute Stanford, CA

2015

Regina Carter Jazz Workshop Detroit, MI

2015

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Section Violist, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra Hendersonville, NC

2016-present

Violist, Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra Brevard, NC

2017

Violist, Asheville Symphony Orchestra Asheville, NC

2017-2018

Principal Violist, UNCSA Symphony Orchestra Winston-Salem, NC

2016-2017

Section Violist, Nutcracker Ballet Orchestra, UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2014-2016

Section Violist, Fletcher Opera Institute, UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2015

Section Violist, Blue Ridge Orchestra Asheville, NC

2012-2014

Substitute Violist, UNCA Symphony Asheville, NC

2013

Section Violist, Lake Junaluska Singers Lake Junaluska, NC

2012

CHAMBER EXPERIENCE

Mozart String Quartet in G Major, no. 14 k.387, UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2017

Schubert “Trout” Quintet, Master Players Festival Newark, DE

2016

Giannini Quartet, Chrysalis Chamber Institute, UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2015-2016

Mozart “Kegelstatt” Trio, UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2015

Bruch 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Trio, UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2014

VIOLA MASTER CLASSES

Jessica Thompson, Violist of the Daedalus Quartet

Daedalus Quartet Residency at UNCSA

Winston-Salem, NC

2017

Yura Lee, Violin/Viola Virtuoso and Professor at Rutgers University, Lincoln Center Chamber Series at UNCSA Winston-Salem, NC

2017

Kim Kashkashian, Viola Professor at New England Conservatory,

Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop

New York City, NY

2016

Steven Tenenbom, Violist of the Orion String Quartet

UNCSA Viola Studio Class

Winston-Salem, NC

2016

Ludwig Schmalholfer, Viola Professor at University of Augsburg

UNCSA Viola Studio Class

Winston-Salem, NC

2015

Tanya Kalmanovitch, Contemporary Improvisation Professor at New England Conservatory, and Matt Maneri, Jazz Violist and Composer, UNCSA Viola Studio Class Winston-Salem, NC

2015

CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASSES

Sean Lee, Violinist,

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

New York City, NY

2016

Ludwig Schmalhofer, Viola Professor at University of Augsburg

UNCSA Chamber Music Festival

Winston-Salem, NC

2015

CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVALS AND WORKSHOPS

Master Players Festival Newark, DE

2016

Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop New York City, NY

2016

Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop Winston-Salem, NC

2015, 2016

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Band Coach and Voice Instructor, Girls Rock Asheville

  • Facilitated music performance skills and fostered self-empowerment for girls and transgender youth
Asheville, NC

2014-2016

Teaching Artist, Schools & Streets, LEAF Community Arts

  • Taught group voice lessons and songs to support youth development in after-school program at local public housing community
Asheville, NC

2013-2014

Facilitator, Inner Activism Services, LLC

  • Designed and led public workshops on interpersonal communication techniques for conversations on diversity and diversity education for organizations
Asheville, NC

2012-2013

Interpretive Specialist, T.O. Fuller State Park

  • Developed and led interpretive nature programs for youth and adult visitors
Memphis, TN

2004

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Board Member, LEAF Community Arts

  • Offered professional advice on diversity and inclusion and anti-racism initiatives; served on committee for LEAF’s Footprints program
Asheville, NC

2013-2015

Advisory Board Member, Food Empowerment Project

  • Provide fundraising guidance and assisted with fund development planning
Telecommute

2012-2014

Central Committee Member, Peer Support Network,

Center for Participatory Change

  • Helped draft policy to provide the internal structure of the central committee and the Peer Support Network; facilitated committee meetings and project planning
Asheville, NC

2013-2014

Marketing & Development Coordinator (Americorps VISTA), Green Opportunities

  • Wrote grant proposals that brought in over $100,000 to the organization; Built the business sponsorship program; Performed community outreach
Asheville, NC

2011-2012

Volunteer, Food Not Bombs

  • Prepared vegan meals for the homeless community in downtown Memphis
Memphis, TN

2010

Executive Board Director, Institute for Critical Animal Studies

  • Supervised the development of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies and social media; Recruited students and activists to join the organization
Telecommute

2008-2010

Animal Care Intern, Farm Sanctuary

  • Provided basic care through medical and shelter support for chickens rescued from Hurricane Katrina aftermath
Watkins Glen, NY

2006

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Summer Researcher, Research Experience for Undergraduates,

Harvard Forest

  • Measured cavity-nesting bird species abundance along the urbanization gradient modeling central Massachusetts
Petersham, MA

2008

Undergraduate Adviser, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources Diversity Task Force,

University of Vermont

  • Performed qualitative research using survey design and interviews to gather student perspectives on the cultural climate and state of diversity in the school
Burlington, VT

2008

Summer Researcher, SURF Program,

University of California, Davis

  • Conducted bioacoustics research on the acoustical consequences of male sexual display in greater sage grouse
Davis, CA

2007

Summer Researcher, McNair Scholars Program,

University of Vermont

  • Conducted independent bioacoustics research on the effects of haycutting practices on song dialect formation in bobolinks
Burlington, VT

2005-2006

AFFILIATIONS, AWARDS, & HONORS

Dean’s Scholarship

2017

Semans Art Fund grant

2015

Fletcher Opera Institute Scholarship

2015

Southern Jam Leadership Fellowship

2014

Center for Whole Communities Fellowship

2012

Young Adult Residency at The Mountain

2009

McNair Scholar

2005

URECA grant (University of Vermont)

2006

Students for True Animal Rights (STAR) President and Founder

2004-2006

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation grant

2003

Explorer’s Club grant

2003

PUBLICATIONS

Yarbrough, A. (2015). “Species, race, and culture in the space of wildlife management,” in Critical Animal Geographies: Politics, Intersections, and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World, Gillespie, K. and Collard, R-C, eds., 108-126.

Yarbrough, A. and Thomas, S., eds (2010). “Special Issue: Women of Color in Critical Animal Studies,” in Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 8(3), 1-71.