Dietrich, a native of Bozeman, Montana, joined the
faculty of Lebanon Valley College in 1995. As the
Newton and Adelaide Burgner Professor in Instrumental
Music, he directs the LV C Symphony Orchestra, teaches
conducting, string methods,
applied violin and viola, and coaches chamber music
a violinist and chamber musician, he has performed
throughout the United States, as well as in Austria
and Italy. He is a founding member of the Majore
Trio, and as a member of Duo Terlano,
performs regularly with his wife, the cellist Marie-Aline
Cadieux. He has released two CDs—Solo
Journeys, which includes the World Premiere
of Scott Eggerts Adagia for solo violin
and the Duo Terlano recording, Whimsies.
Dietrich has conducted festival, district, regional
and All State orchestras from New Jersey to Montana.
He made his opera-conducting debut with the Berks
Opera Workshop, leading their production of Massenet’s
Thais. He is also active as a clinician,
regularly offering workshops throughout the northeast
on violin technique, pedagogy, and ensemble playing.
He has served as President of the Pennsylvania/Delaware
String Teachers Association, and received that organization’s
Outstanding Orchestra Director of the Year award.
Dietrich studied with Helmut Zehetmair at the Mozarteum
in Salzburg, Austria, with Johan Jonsson at Montana
State University in Bozeman, Montana, and with Constantine
Kiradjieff at the College-Conservatory of Music
in Cincinnati, from which he holds a Master of Music
degree in Violin Performance and a Doctorate in
Violin Performance and Conducting.
breaks in his schedule, Dr. Dietrich can often be
found backpacking through the wilds of Montana,
cross country skiing, fly fishing on secluded streams,
or cooking elegant meals with his wife.