Violist Kimberly Fredenburgh, originally from New York, is Professor of Viola and serves as Head of the String area at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Fredenburgh has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy and Monaco. She is the Principal Violist of The Santa Fe Symphony and the Santa Fe ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and is Assistant Principal of the New Mexico Philharmonic. She has performed many seasons with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Opera and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. She is a regular performer on the Chatter Chamber series. She has served on the faculty at Arizona State University while also performing as Associate Principal of the Phoenix Symphony for seven years. She was a Principal Violist in the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas. She has delivered pedagogical papers and performed at several national string conferences and international competitions. Her interest in contemporary music has resulted in the creation of many new works for her instrument.