Raymond Mallari graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Viola Performance. He continued his graduate studies at West Chester University in both violin and viola emphasizing pedagogy. His orchestral participation includes Temple University Symphony Orchestra, West Chester Symphony Orchestra, Lower Merion Symphony, Pottstown Symphony Orchestra, ChescoPOPS, and Philadelphia National Symphony. Internationally, he had the pleasure of touring China with the Philadelphia National Symphony 2011—2012. He participated in the 2013 ChamberArt Madrid Music Festival as principal violist, earning a certificate diploma of chamber music. His chamber music activities includes numerous String Trios, String Quartets, Guitar Quintet, and Piano Quintets. He was a participant in the MTNA Young Artist and Chamber Music Competition placing Alternate in the 2009 Chamber Division, an Honorable Mention in the Young Artist 2008 Division, and a National Finalist in the 2009 Young Artist Division. Mr. Mallari teaches violin and viola beginners to advancing levels and is Suzuki certified. In addition to Ursinus College, Mr. Mallari is faculty at Immaculata University, Community Music School Trappe, and Taylor’s Music.
Director, UC String Ensemble & Adjunct Instructor, Viola and Violin