April Kondrat is currently Principal Violist with the Plano Symphony Orchestra and substitutes regularly with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Dallas Chamber Symphony which is in its inaugural year as a professional ensemble. An avid performer of chamber music, Mrs. Kondrat regularly performs in the Dallas area with various small ensembles including Mount Vernon Music. Mrs. Kondrat serves on the faculty at Richland College as Director of Chamber Strings and Professor of Violin and Viola. She will be performing Trauermusik by Paul Hindemith with the college’s String Orchestra in April. Mrs. Kondrat maintains a thriving home studio made up of fourteen middle school and high school students. She is also the founder of ViolaWorkshop which began in June 2012 and is continually receiving recognition for the advancement of its violists. Mrs. Kondrat resides in Plano with her husband and three children and is an avid runner.