Amy Kniffen, violist, has been a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Trained by prominent violists Emmanuel Vardi, Leonard Mogill, and Robert Vernon, she is a graduate of Temple University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Active in chamber music, Amy has performed with Suzuki and Friends, the Ronen ensemble, Quattra string quartet, and in numerous recitals for the A Piacere recital series. As an ISO Education Ambassador, Amy has taught in Indianapolis area schools, as well as at DePauw University as substitute viola professor. Amy lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Tony Kniffen, who is Principal Tuba for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and their three children.