Katie DiMarino is a violinist, educator, designer, and arts administrator. After earning a B.Mus. from Bob Jones University in 2020 and an M.M. from Florida State University in 2022, she decided to create YMAC: a community of young musicians working together to sharpen and fund their musicianship, business acumen, and personal growth.
Katie has studied violin since the age of six with instructors including Corinne Stillwell, K. Brandon Ironside, Annabelle Gardiner, and Ryan Kho. She has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player; her ensemble experience includes the FSU Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Festival Orchestra, Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Janiec Opera Company Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Quartet in Residence. She has coached youth ensembles and taught private lessons with Bob Jones Academy, Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts, Piano Central Studios, and her own in-home studio. Katie also has experience with graphic design, video production, and social media marketing from her years as a Marketing Associate with the FSU College of Music. Originally from South Carolina, she now lives in Indiana with her husband and favorite violinist Daniel, who is pursuing a master's in film scoring at the Jacobs School.
Dr. Isaac Greene is a guitarist with broad experience in both performing and education. He enjoys a range of performance activities including solo concerts, chamber ensembles, new music groups, and as a concerto soloist. A widely experienced teacher, he has taught over 10,000 guitar lessons to hundreds of students from every background, age, and ability. He most recently served as the guitar instructor at Frostburg State University in Maryland and as guitar instructor and school manager of Baltimore School of Music. Dr. Greene holds a degree in Church Music from Bob Jones University and MM and DMA degrees in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Greene grew up in a musical home and was surrounded by music from an early age. After false starts on the clarinet and piano he found the guitar at age thirteen and has never looked back. Though from a small town, Dr. Greene was blessed to have a highly qualified classical guitar teacher, Dr. Matthew Slotkin, nearby for his high school years. While at BJU for undergrad he took guitar lessons with Christopher Berg, distinguished professor of music at the University of South Carolina, and then with Julian Gray at the Peabody Conservatory for his graduate work.
As the YMAC faculty liaison, Dr. Greene works with our artists-in-residence and helps facilitate the residency application process.