The Power of Viola: SMU Music Professor Featured on NBC 5

In addition to teaching at Meadows, new adjunct associate professor of viola and violin Ron Houston directs ViolaPower!, an ensemble of students aged 14-20 from his JDR Music Academy in Plano.

ViolaPower! performs throughout the community and recently was featured on NBC 5 in Dallas for an outdoor,  socially distanced concert provided for seniors at the Carrollton Health and Rehabilitation Center. During the pandemic, the group has also created concert videos in tribute to healthcare workers and first responders, including one of Elgar’s “Nimrod” Variation.

Read more: Check out this story by The Student Voice-Plano.

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