Madison Hilborn is a violist from Imlay City who received Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and Music Education at Wayne State University. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Detroit Civic Youth Orchestra, Lapeer Symphony, International Symphony, and Jackson Symphony Orchestras While at Wayne State she was the principal violist and manager of the University Orchestra. In her performance career, Madison has performed with Michael W. Smith, Don Was, Leonard Slatkin, and Emmanuel Ax. During the summer of 2016, Madison attended the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas to further her orchestral music studies and worked privately with Amadi Azikiwe. As an educator, Madison has worked closely with the West Bloomfield and Grosse Point schools’ orchestra programs. Madison has taken private lessons for 19 years and has taught private lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Madison began studying violin at the age of 4 with Linda Huffaker using the Suzuki method. At age 11 she began studying with Katerina Poynter, at which point she began studying viola as her primary instrument. During her time at Wayne State, she studied under Dr. Laura Roelofs, Douglas Bianchi, Kypros Markou, and John Madison. She currently studies viola under Eric Nowlin, the principal violist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Madison is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Viola Performance at Michigan State University. She plans to give back by instilling the love of music in others through private lessons and hopes to pursue a life of music through performing in both small and large ensembles.
Join us for the 2023 program: July 17-21!
The goal of the Orion Chamber Music Society String Camp is to provide an opportunity for young people to be challenged to improve their musical skills for God’s glory.