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Joelle Arnhold has appeared as a featured young artist at the Kennedy Center, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and the Rome Chamber Music Festival.  She is the recipient of both the Olga Von Hartz and Israel Dorman Memorial Award for Strings from the Peabody Conservatory, where she also served as the head Humanities Department teaching assistant, and as a Music Theory faculty associate. She has been featured as lecture-recitalist and Emerging Artist recitalist at the American Viola Society Festivals.


In addition to teaching violin and viola at The Bryn Mawr School, Dr. Arnhold directs the orchestras at the Levine School in Silver Spring, and enjoys a private violin/viola studio in Baltimore. As a guest educator, Dr. Arnhold has given masterclasses, recitals, and lectures at the University of Minnesota, Bethany College (KS), Macalester College (MN), and Utah State University.


Dr. Arnhold is, with her brother, developer Garrett Arnhold, a co-creator of the music collaboration and Google-published app, Cyborg Llama.  Cyborg Llama has about 5,000 users across 27 countries, including secondary and university music educators, as well as professional chamber music concert series.


She is also enjoys arts administrative work as orchestra manager for The Occasional Symphony, and from 2016-2018 as a consultant to Peabody's academic affairs and registrar's office, where she overhauled the conservatory class schedule to accommodate two new degree programs.

​She holds degrees from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University (B.M., summa cum laude), and the Peabody Conservatory (M.M. and D.M.A.) where she studied with Victoria Chiang.

Marble Surface


JUNE 3-6, 2020 (rescheduled to 2021)

American Viola Society Festival

Emerging Artist Recital

Knoxville, TN

MARCH 2, 2020

Levine School of Music

"Viola Power" faculty recital

Silver Spring, MD

JANUARY 11, 2020

Private House Recital

Baltimore, MD

DECEMBER 2, 2020

Pickersgill Retirement Community

"A Short, Unnecessary Bach Recital"

Baltimore, MD

JULY 18, 2019

Private House Recital

Baltimore, MD

JUNE 6, 2019

Utah State University


Logan, Utah

JUNE 5, 2019

Pied Piper Chamber Series

Paris, Idaho

MARCH 25-29, 2019

University of Minnesota

Recital; Lecture

Macalester College


MARCH 17, 2019

St David's Episcopal Church

Baltimore Bach Marathon

Baltimore, MD

DECEMBER 6, 2018

Occasional Symphony

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore, MD

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery


Lindsborg, KS

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Bethany College


Lecture "Just Kidding!: making sense of jokes in western art music"

Lindsborg, KS

OCTOBER 31, 2018

Occasional Symphony

A Page of Madness

Baltimore, MD 

​SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Mind on Fire

EMP Collective

Baltimore, MD

​JUNE 14, 2018

American Viola Society Festival 


​Los Angeles, CA

​MARCH 18, 2018

St David's Episcopal Church

Baltimore Bach Marathon

Baltimore, MD

​MARCH 9, 2018

The GreenMount School

Music Community Day

Baltimore, MD

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
International School of Music
Faculty Recital
Bethesda, MD

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