Connie DeFazio, Strings Outreach


Faculty Member since 2000, Connie DeFazio attended the University of Tulsa, Congress of Strings at USC, Sewanee Summer Music Center at the University of the South, and Taos School of Music in Taos, New Mexico. She has played with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Theater Orchestra and Signature Symphony. Ms. DeFazio teaches strings at local public schools as part of the Barthelmes Conservatory Outreach programs and was faculty at the Barthelmes Summer Program.






  • Education data on more that 25,000 secondary students reveals that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

    – Source: Catterall, James S., Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intensive Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts,” 1999 Retrieved December 13, 2011 from the NAMM Foundation Web site. [/quote]