Settlement alumna returns home to Philadelphia area

Serafin String Quartet (SSQ), the quartet in residence at the University of Delaware, welcomes acclaimed violist Sheila Browne. Browne was principal viola of the Settlement Music School Chamber Orchestra - the precursor to the current Trowbridge Chamber Orchestra - from 1985- 1989. Sheila Browne has also joined the University of Delaware's Department of Music faculty at professor of viola. She joins both the University and the Quartet from her position at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she had been on the faculty for ten years.

Hailed by The New York Times as a "stylish player,” Browne is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, professor and orchestral principal. She received a Naumburg scholarship and a Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where she was famed pedagogue Karen Tuttle's teaching assistant for four years. Click here for Browne’s full biography.