Suzuki Strings Faculty
M.M. Carnegie Mellon University
B.A. Middlebury College
Devin Arrington has been very active in the Pittsburgh music scene since his arrival in 2002. In addition to teaching through Duquesne University, Mr. Arrington performs with the Westmoreland Symphony and maintains a private studio of 25 students from his home in Morningside. Several of his students have been concertmaster of CAPA and currently hold principal positions with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. As a Suzuki student himself since the age of 2, Mr. Arrington believes in combining the nurturing philosophy of this method with the methodology passed on to him by other notable pedagogues, including Wei-Sheng Kao (PSO Assistant Concertmaster), Masao Kawasaki (The Juilliard School), and Yehonatan Berick (University of Michigan). In 2010, Mr. Arrington was chosen as a Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholar and granted a full scholarship to attend the American Suzuki Institute where he was able to complete training through Suzuki book 7. That same year Mr. Arrington received a grant from the Sprout Fund which allowed him to create the non-profit "Musicians with a Mission." As the founding director, Mr. Arrington coordinates with professional musicians and 10 healthcare partners to organize an average of 15 performances a month at local Pittsburgh healthcare facilities.
As a composer, Mr. Arrington's music has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and as far away as the Great Hall of the Composer's in St. Petersburg, Russia. Performers of his work include the Cuateto Latinoamericano, Westmoreland Symphony, and the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts. He was the recipient of a 2004 First Music Prize from the New York Youth Symphony and a 2006 Fellowship in Music - Classical Composition from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts