Talya Schenk, violist, is an active performer in the Washington, DC region.  She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Music from The Hartt School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Her teachers include Kimberly Sparr, Maria Lambros, Rita Porfiris, and Karin Brown.  She maintains a busy private studio of viola and violin students in Rockville, Maryland.  Dr. Schenk often takes her teaching into the community through coaching local youth orchestras, as well as teaching in Strathmore’s outreach string orchestra programs. She especially enjoys working with the PVYO Concert Orchestra.  She is a Lecturer at Frostburg State University, teaching violin and viola.  When she is not making or teaching music, she is spending time with her dog Luna.