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Romona Merritt

SAA Registered Training

Core Units

  • Every Child Can!
  • Violin Unit 1
  • Violin Unit 2
  • Viola Unit 4


Romona Merritt, Viola and Violin, is a native of Jacksonville Florida and violist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for 17 seasons . She completed her Bachelors of Music Performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and her Masters in Music Performance from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In 1994, Ms. Merritt was chosen to participate in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s fellowship program, performing with the orchestra for two seasons.

After performing with the Grand Rapids Symphony for one season, Ms. Merritt joined the Alabama Symphony in the fall of 1998. Having taught and performed at many leading music festivals around the country, Ms. Merritt was the viola instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts for 16 years.  Ms. Merritt has studied the Suzuki method Book I and 2 with Carrie Reuning-Hummel at the Atlanta Suzuki Institute. She has studied Book 4 with Joanne Martin in Waterloo, Ontario and is continuing her Suzuki training with Mark Mutter.