Jan Mark Sloman is a highly-regarded violinist and dedicated teacher whose multi-faceted career speaks to his passion for the violin, its ability to communicate powerfully, and his desire to develop true artistry in the students he guides. He has enjoyed a distinguished career leading orchestral violin sections throughout the United States and around the world. He is based in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Sloman was also a guest concertmaster with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and internationally with orchestras in Florence, Italy; Lugano and Geneva, Switzerland; and Melbourne, Australia.


  • University Scholar, Princeton University
  • Curtis Institute of Music (with the legendary Ivan Galamian)
  • Other teachers included Joseph Silverstein, Paul Makanowitzky and Jaime Laredo

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (2015–present)
  • Meadowmount School of Music (2010–17)
  • The Institute for Strings (TIFS) (Founder, 1997)
    • An educational program with chamber music as its primary focus
    • Experienced professional musicians teach dedicated string students the technical and interactive musical skills that provide a solid foundation for the performing experience