College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Dr. Martha Walvoord

Associate Chair and Associate Professor
Area: Violin and Chamber Music

Phone: 817-272-2439
Office Location: FA 252
Degree(s): D.M.A. University of Michigan, M.M. University of Michigan, B.M. Rice University
Mentis Profile:

Dr. Martha Walvoord is an active performer and educator. Described by American Record Guide as “an enthusiastic and expressive player”, performances have taken Walvoord to China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Spain, England, Costa Rica, and across the US. Her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Quingdao Symphony Orchestra was described by the Qingdao Evening News as “very elegant, expressing well the music-king's style.” Currently, Walvoord performs with the Dallas Chamber Symphony and has appeared with Texas Camerata and the Spectrum Chamber Music Series. Walvoord’s album, American Perspectives, is featured on Centaur records. Her latest album, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, a collection of duos for violin and double bass, will be released on Albany Records in November, 2019 and features the works of Michael Daugherty, Tom Knific, Andrea Clearfield, Daniel M. Cavanagh, and George B. Chave.

In 2019, Walvoord received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her former students hold teaching and orchestral positions across the US. In 2015, Walvoord was awarded a Faculty Development Leave to study baroque violin. Walvoord is currently President of TexASTA, the Texas chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and serves on the editorial board of the American String Teacher Journal.

Originally from Michigan, Walvoord was the Concertmaster of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon, MI and held the position of Artist-in-Residence at Hope College in Holland, MI. At UT Arlington, Walvoord is Associate Professor of Violin and Associate Chair of the Music Department at UT Arlington. She serves as Faculty Co-Chair of the Women’s Faculty and Staff Network.

Walvoord performs on a violin by Francois Pique and a bow by Jules Fetique.