Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Frank Babbitt

Title/s:  Instructor of Violin/Viola

Office #:  Mundelein 174

Phone: 773.508.7510



B.A. (Theatre/Music) Lawrence University

M.Mus (Violin Performance) S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook

D.M.A. Viola Performance (in progress) Northwestern University

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra 1995- present

Substitute musician, Grant Park Orchestra

Substitute musician. Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Principal Viola. Chicago Philharmonic

Grand Teton Music Festival. violin and viola

“Music Now” at Symphony Center, CUBE,

Fulcrum Point, Music Of The Baroque,

Guest Principal Viola Chicago Sinfonietta,

Ravinia Festival Orchestra Principal Viola

WFMT Chamber Music and Solo recitals

Guest artist Bay Chamber Concerts w/ Vermeer Quartet

NPR “Performance Today” Chamber Music

“Classical Mondays” Chicago Cultural Center

Professional Member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus

Operatic and Oratorio vocal soloist

Grand Teton Music Festival, Vocal Chamber Music (“Dover Beach”)

Courses Taught

Present- Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music and Orchestral Studies Instructor

Lawrence University, visiting Asst. Professor of Music

Merit School of Music, Chicago, viola and Chamber Music

North Park College visiting instructor Orchestral Studies

Midwest Young Artists, Viola and Chamber Music

Chicago Youth Symphony, Orchestral Studies

Reading Coach, Gale Academy Chicago

Private Studio