Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
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Dr. Yakov Voldman

Professor of Violin, Director of the University Orchestra

Music Annex A254
(985) 549-5182

Yakov VoldmanYakov Voldman holds a Masters degree in violin performance from the Kishinev State Conservatory, in Moldova and a Ph.D. in Music - Diploma of Associate Professor of Violin from the Moscow State Conservatory. Throughout the years Dr. Voldman has published a number of articles for professional music educator associations in Russia. While in Kishinev, Moldova, Dr. Voldman worked with the State Symphony Orchestra and was also the founder and music director of the State Violin Ensemble, which gave concerts in a number of European countries. The ensemble recorded a large repertoire of classical music for State Radio and Television. During this period Dr. Voldman was also a professor of violin and conductor of the Chamber and Symphony orchestra at the Kishinev State Conservatory.

In 1990 Dr. Voldman immigrated to the US and since 1992 he has been involved with the Southeastern Louisiana University as a Professor of violin and director of SLU Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Voldman built the university's string program from scratch and brought it to its current success. Under Dr. Voldman's direction the SLU Chamber Orchestra has performed a number of concerts with world-famous soloists. Through the years a number of Dr. Voldman's students have won awards at state and national competitions.