Jane Gerard-Schranze, a native of new York, graduated from the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory. Her major teachers include Heidi Castleman, Walter Trampler and Heiichiro Ohyama. A founding member of the Memphis String Quartet, she is an adjunct professor of viola and violin at Rhodes College and maintains an active class of private students. Jane has had extensive teaching experience with students at various levels of advancement and is certified in the Suzuki Kindermusik and Orff teaching methods. Mrs. Gerard-Schranze is on the summer music faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts where she teaches viola and chamber music. She is a former faculty member at Converse College, Northwest Michigan College and in the A.R.M.E.S. program of the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, South Carolina. She plays in the IRIS Chamber Orchestra and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States. Jane shares her musical life in Memphis with her husband, violinist Lenny Schranze, and their four children.
B.M., Eastman School of Music
M.M., New England Conservatory