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Sila Darville

sila darville
  • lecturer in violin and viola
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • M.M., University of Minnesota
  • B.M., Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory - Istanbul

Bio

Contact Information

  • Department: Music
  • Office: Foster 304
  • Mailing Address: Foster 101
  • Email: sila.darville@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-7289
  • Expert Areas: lecturer in violin and viola

Bio

Dr. Sila Darville - Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Sila Darville began her music studies at ‘Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Music Preparatory School.  She won 2nd prize in ‘Edirne International Rotary Club, International Competition for young Musicians’ in 2000.

After high-school, she studied for a year at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in The Netherlands and received her Bachelor’s degree from ‘Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory’ in Istanbul as School Valedictorian.  She won the Turkish Educational Foundation scholarship for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in 2009.  In Spring 2011, she represented Mimar Sinan University at the European Conservatory Education Symposium ‘Opus Erasmus, Créations pour les jeunes Musiciens’ in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. As an undergraduate, she collaborated extensively with contemporary composers, and made a live studio recording of contemporary Turkish composers with Diskant Ensemble in Istanbul.  As a founding member of Tempesta Quartet, she was invited to perform at the Mendelssohn Summer School Festival in Hamburg, Germany in August 2011.  She performed on a live radio concert with Tempesta Quartet that was broadcast nationally in September 2011.  In May 2012, she performed Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no.1 op.77 with the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Orchestra as the concerto competition winner.  

Sila received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Prof. Sally O’Reilly as a Berneking Fellow.  While at Minnesota, she was selected to perform with the Varsity Chamber Orchestra I Solisti di West Bank and founded and performed as a soloist in the string ensemble Corrente. As a member of University of Minnesota Chamber Orchestra, he had the privilege of performing with the Joffrey Ballet’s Rite of Spring performance in 2013. She played with the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra both as the Concertmaster and Principal Second Violinist.  In 2014, she received awards from the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition and Schubert Club Scholarship Competition in St. Paul, MN.  

Sila completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree as Dr. John. H. Gilbert's Assistant at Texas Tech University.  She guest performed with the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble as a vielle player and served as a guest consultant and violinist in the Texas Tech University Balkan Ensemble. Dr. Darville has performed with many Symphonic Orchestras including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Lubbock as the principal second for three seasons, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, the Amarillo Symphony, Midland Symphony, the La Crosse Symphony, Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Louisville Orchestra. 

Courses

Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
MUS 132AViolin IM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 132AViolin IM 2:30pm-3:20pm  Fall 2018
MUS 132BViola IW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 132BViola IW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 232AViolin IIM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 232AViolin IIM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 232BViola IIW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 232BViola IIW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 236String OrchestraTR 3:30pm-4:45pm Foster Building 100Fall 2018
MUS 332AViolin IIIM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332AViolin IIIM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332AViolin IIIM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332AViolin IIIM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332BViola IIIW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332BViola IIIW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332BViola IIIW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 332BViola IIIW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 432AViolin IVM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 432AViolin IVM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 432AViolin IVM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 432AViolin IVM 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 432BViola IVW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 432BViola IVW 2:30pm-3:20pm Foster Building 314Fall 2018
MUS 436String OrchestraTR 3:30pm-4:45pm Foster Building 100Fall 2018
MUS 436String OrchestraTR 3:30pm-4:45pm Foster Building 100Fall 2018
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