Almita Vamos and her husband Rolland Vamos have together taught many prominent soloists, members of world-renowned ensembles, and laureates of top international competitions. Almita Vamos is a six-time recipient of the Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award. After many years as professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University’s Beinin School of Music, she currently teaches at the Music Institute of Chicago and the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Vamos studied with Mischa Mischakoff and Louis Persinger at the Juilliard School. She owns a 2011 Curtin violin, which she loans to students for use in competitions.