Texas State University Assistant Professor of Viola

Texas State String Project Founder and Director

Tosca String Quartet Violist and Founding Member

Austin Opera Principal Violist

Austin Symphony Orchestra Violist

American Viola Society Board Member

Ames is in great demand for teaching and performances of all types throughout Texas and beyond. Recent performances have taken her across the US and to Mexico, Turkey, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Australia and New Zealand. 

In addition to her current positions, Ames is a frequent performer with Arizona Musicfest, the Victoria Bach Festival and Conspirare: Company of Voices. When her schedule allows, she also enjoys exploring Baroque viola performance with La Follia Austin Baroque and the St. Cecilia Baroque Festival.


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