Cory Abbott, viola! Cory returns to the CSO for a third time, this time as a professional musician. As an undergraduate, Cory played as a student musician while seeking his music education degree.

After some time teaching in the Fort Smith school system, Cory continued his own education with a master’s degree in performance at UCA, performing in the orchestra as well as serving as the symphony graduate assistant. This time, he decided not to leave Conway, but continues to perform in the Central Arkansas region, also teaching both viola and violin in private lessons, as well as assisting with the CSO ensemble program. Third time’s a charm!

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