John T. Posadas, Viola

Chamber Music Residency, Rice University
MM, Cleveland Institute of Music
BM, University of Kentucky

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Utah Symphony

Has taught masterclasses at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Southern Methodist University, University of Toronto, University of Florida, University of Louisville, Utah State University, University of North Texas, and many others


John T. Posadas enjoys an active career as a performer and educator. Recitals have taken him across the country and abroad with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland International Chamber Music Campus, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Forth Worth Chamber Music Society, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Chautauqua Institute. His performances have been heard on NPR stations across the country. As a chamber musician, he has won top prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and is a founding member and the violist for the Baumer String Quartet. Orchestrally, he has performed with the Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Chautauqua Symphony, among many others. JT joined the Utah Symphony as a member of the viola section in September 2020.

A sought-after clinician and teacher, he has joined the faculty at the Gifted Music School after previously serving as an adjunct professor of viola at the University of South Florida for 13 years. Posadas has taught masterclasses and lessons at institutions across America and abroad. Recent highlights include master classes and performances at the University of Utah, Utah State University, the University of Toronto, Christopher Newport University, Southern Methodist University, University of South Dakota, Concordia College, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. For his extraordinary service in the arts, John was named an official Kentucky Colonel at the age of 13.