Meet Our Instructors

Michael R. Gagliardo

Diane Chong – Violin

Diane Chong teaches violin to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages.

She majored in performance violin and minored in performance piano at Sook Myung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. She also completed graduate courses at Jacksonville State University.

From 1996-1999 she was first violinist for both the Seoul Symphony Orchestra and the Christian Broadcast Orchestra. Since 2010 she has been the first violinist for both the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra and the JSU Community Orchestra.

She was awarded “Strings Teacher of the Year’ in 2010 by the Alabama Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

Mrs. Chong has been a Jacksonville State University professor for class strings and applied lessons since 2018.

Gadsden Community School for the Arts