Abigail Albaugh Martinez

Abigail Albaugh Martinez

M.AmSAT, originally from Annapolis, Maryland, received degrees in violin performance from East Carolina University and University of Michigan.  Albaugh has been a member of the Wilmington Symphony, the Atlantean Piano Trio, and was a founding member of the Caretta Quartet. She was an alumni guest artist at the 2013 Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, as well as the East Carolina Summer Chamber Music Institute in 2018 at East Carolina University. In 2008, upon completion of a three-year training program at Alexander Technique Ann Arbor under director Jane Heirich, Albaugh earned Teacher Certification through the American Society for the Alexander Technique. Her post-graduate training included annual visits for nine years with Joan and Alex Murray in Urbana, IL. Intensive study and mentoring with students of Paul Rolland since 2011 has led to engagements teaching Rolland Pedagogy and Alexander Technique at Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshops at George Mason University, Central Michigan University, and University of Illinois. Albaugh is also a Frisch and Denig Custom Chinrest Fitting Specialist, helping instrumentalists avoid injury through properly-fitted equipment. She has presented Alexander Technique workshops and Paul Rolland String Pedagogy to musicians at five American String Teachers Association Conferences, including a Deep Dive pre-conference workshop with four former Rolland students at the March 2020 convention in Orlando, Florida. In February of 2019, Albaugh presented at Freedom to Make Music:  Alexander Technique Conference for Musicians in NYC.  For the 2017-2018 school year, she taught in the Fine Arts Department of Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, FL. Albaugh has worked extensively with instrumentalists and singers in private and group class settings since 2008 and hosted her second Alexander Technique Retreat for Violinists and Violists in Fairfax, VA, in April, 2019. Albaugh is a registered Suzuki teacher and enjoys using multiple pedagogical backgrounds in her teaching, including Paul Rolland String Pedagogy and the Kodály approach. In Fall 2019, she began teaching violin, viola, and string pedagogy at Coastal Carolina University, where she also directs the String Ensemble.  She is currently located in Myrtle Beach, SC, where she is principal second violin of the Long Bay Symphony and teaches and performs across the Southeast region.

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