Millie Runion, violin

Millie Runion is a Knoxville native violinist who taught and performed extensively in the Knoxville area. She received her BM and MM in violin performance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and served as the graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Evie Chen. During this time, she also taught violin at the Knoxville Suzuki Academy and performed in regional orchestras, such as the Brevard Philharmonic and Oak Ridge Symphony. Millie additionally performed in music festivals across the country, including the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Redfish Music Festival, Red Rock Winter Chamber Institute, and Killington Music Festival. Her primary teachers include Dr. Evie Chen, Dr. Geoffrey Herd, Professor Bayla Keyes, and Professor Elizabeth Chang. She also performed in master classes for violinists and pedagogues, including Paul Kantor, Jinjoo Cho, Moni Simeonov, and Victor Yampolsky. Millie loves teaching students of all ages and fosters a warm and spirited approach to the violin.