Fall Semester 2017
My violin studio at UNT includes 5 BM, 5 MM and 10 DMA students from Chile, China, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and the US. All of my MM and DMA students have teaching and orchestral positions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the large majority (about 80%) of them receive merit-based scholarships from UNT and the College of Music. 
Aside from weekly studio classes (mostly student performances with feedback), I offer technique classes in which I address the most important aspects on "how to practice" and  "how to teach" violin technique. 
For my DMA students in particular I create supervised teaching opportunities within my studio, including mini-master classes in my studio classes in which DMA students receive direct feedback from me on their teaching. One of my goals is to train my students to become their "own best teachers", so they possess all the tools necessary to do so as successful teachers to others.
NEWS:
Jiaxi Liu is the winner of the 2017/18 UNT Concerto Competition.
Elija Evans won a full-time section position with the Lubbock Symphony. 
Yuri Noh
 won a full-time section position with the Lewisville Lake Symphony.
Terra Warger won section positions with the Richardson Symphony and Midland-Odessa Symphony. 

To all Prospective Students 
If you are interested in studying with me, please contact me via email (felix.olschofka@unt.edu). I believe that is is imperative for a student and teacher alike to get to know each other through a sample lesson, in a master classes, in a music festival, or a Skype meeting. You not only commit to a university for 2-5 years (depending on your degree) but also to weekly lessons with your major (violin) professor. Both, teacher and student, want to make sure that the professional chemistry and common goals are a good working match.
I look forward to hear from you and meeting you!


Current and former Student Accomplishments

Amanda Brin
Faculty at SUNY Adirondack and College of St. Rose
Member of the Hyperion String Quartet
Bronze Medal Winner of the 2006 Fischoff Natioanl Chamber Music Competition

Rachel Englander
Contracts with LA Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony
Former member of the Hyperion String Quartet
Bronze Medal Winner of the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Sarah Nematellah
Member of the Cecilia Quartet
Artist-in-Residence at McGill University, Montreal
Winner of the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Festival, Japan

Min Jeong Koh
Member of the Cecilia Quartet
Artist-in-Residence at McGill University, Montreal
Winner of the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Festival, Japan

Amy Wang
Third Prize winner in the 2016 ENKOR International Violin Competition
Finalist in the San Antonio Young Artist Concerto Competition
Teaching assistant in the College of Music, University of North Texas
Aspen Music Festival participant 2017

Yalira Machado Montejo
Associate Concertmaster with Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
Principal Second Violin with Lima Symphony
Section Violin with Canton Symphony Orchestra
Graduate Certificate at Cleveland Institute of Music

Emily Herdeman Kelly
Former member with Houston Symphony
Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University - Preparatory Division
Section member First Violin with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Salma Bachar
Concertmaster of the Texas Baroque Ensemble, San Antonio

Elijah Evans
Lubbock Symphony (section position)

Diego Campos
Miami Music Festival fellowship 2017 (Principal II in Opera Orchestra)

Janice Shieh
Aspen Music Festival participant 2017

Kristopher Apple
Adjunct faculty at San Diego State University

Raul Mendoza
Full time position with the Orchestra de Baja California, Mexico

Christina Zankiz
Contracts with Orquesta Sinfonia de Santa Cruz and Orquesta Nactional de Bolivia, La Paz
Fulbright recipient

Ai-Wei Chang
Tenured section position with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Contracts with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic for the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 seasons

Rhea Edelman
Full time faculty member at Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas
Faculty member at Encore/Coda Festival
Contract with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
Substitute contract with Abilene Philharmonic, Midland and Plano Symphonies

Mia Detwiler
Adjunct Professor of Strings at Tarleton State University
Teaching Assistant in the College of Music,  University of North Texas

Ashton Fineout
Winner of the Boyer Music Competition at the Bay View Music Festival
Soloist with the Bay View Music Festival Orchestra
Accepted into Stony Brook University for a Master in Music
Full ride to pursue an Artist Diploma at Texas Christian University

Shan Jiang
Accepted into the Performer Diploma at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington

Kimberly Durflinger
Accepted into the BM in Performance at Eastman School of Music and Boston New England Conservatory

Karim Ayala Pool
Concertmaster of the 2016 Round Top Music Festival Orchestra