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VanderCook College of Music

Faculty & Staff

Lucinda Ali-Landing

Co-Artistic Director of One City Strings

Lucinda E. Ali-Landing is a violinist and the Founding Director of the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute, a member of the first violin section of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sphynx Orchestra, and the Chicago Sinfoniett, where she is in the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra and has performed Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and more. She is a freelance artist who has performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Brian McKnight, Oprah Winfrey and many more

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    The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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