BM Mannes College of Music, MM The Juilliard School, DMA Yale School of Music, studied violin with Mischa Mischako, Guila Bustabo, Sally Thomas, Sidney Harth, and Gabriel Banat. Dr. Tieszen teaches violin and chamber music at Mannes College of Music and Tabor Community Arts Center, and orchestral violin classes at the Meadowmount School of Music in Elizabethtown, NY. He has taught at Yale University, the University of CT, Connecticut College, and Fair# eld University. He has been Concertmaster of the Norwalk, Meriden, Bridgeport and New Britain Symphonies, and is currently Concertmaster of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Second Violin of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tieszen appears frequently with Wall Street Chamber Players, was a founding member of the Concord Chamber Music Ensemble, and is an active performer and lecturer in educational outreach programs.