Mike Sun – Strings

A native of Asia, violinist Mike Sun has distinguished himself throughout the Western US, Northern China, and Japan as a performer, string instrument educator and conductor. Mr. Sun has maintained a prolific performing career while also serving on the faculties of numerous educational institutions, including Arizona State University, Arizona Community School of the Arts, SABIS International School, Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Phoenix Arts Commission, Magnet Traditional School, Phoenix School District, and Maricopa Community Colleges. He is currently the director of orchestra and band for Phoenix District Schools.

Mr. Sun has performed violin solos on Good Evening Arizona, in a public showcase at Schwerin Conservatory of Music in Germany, and in the American String Orchestra in Europe.

Mr. Sun has a bachelors of music education (Instrumentals), cum laude, from Shandong Teaching University, a masters of music (violin performance/conducting) from Arizona State University, and is a doctoral candidate in musical arts (instrumentals/conducting) from Arizona State University. He has teaching certificates from the Arizona Department of Education, Maricopa Community Colleges, and Suzuki Strings.