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This profile was last updated on 1/19/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Teacher

Phone: (859) ***-****  HQ Phone
University of Kentucky
800 Rose St.
Lexington, Kentucky 40536
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • Luthier & Fiddler

Education

  • another master , Greek and Latin classics
    University of Kentucky
  • master's degree , philosophy
  • bachelor , philosophy
Web References
Ledford Tribute: Art Mize, Luthier & Fiddler
www.bourbonlibrary.org, 19 Jan 2008 [cached]
ART MIZE, Luthier
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The Paris-Bourbon County Library hosted a special tribute to the memory of the late Homer Ledford on Saturday, January 19th, at 1:00 p.m. Luthier and fiddler extraordinaire Art Mize delivered a showstopping performance of bluegrass fiddling.
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Art Mize was born into a family with a heritage of fiddling.He spent his first 11 years in London, Ky., before the family moved to Illinois and then to Woodford County.His musical education increased in Illinois where he studied classical violin and played in the school orchestra.In Woodford County he "reverted to the fiddle" and the family continued its folk fiddling.At the University of Kentucky, Mize earned his bachelor's and master's degree in philosophy and another master's in Greek and Latin classics.He used his training as a teacher at the University of Kentucky and several area high schools.
In 1995, Mize was confronted with the choice between remaining in the University of Kentucky's Ph.D. Program in philosophy or accepting an apprenticeship proposal from violin craftsman J.B. Miller.He chose the latter.Today he operates Mize Violin Repair in downtown Lexington and also performs as a professional fiddle player with several area groups such as "The Stony Creek Bluegrass Band", "The International Harvesters", and "Pale, Stout and Amber."
Last Edited 01/25/2008
Ledford Tribute: Art Mize, Luthier & Fiddler
www.bourbonlibrary.org, 19 Jan 2008 [cached]
ART MIZE, Luthier
...
Art Mize was born into a family with a heritage of fiddling. He spent his first 11 years in London, Ky., before the family moved to Illinois and then to Woodford County. His musical education increased in Illinois where he studied classical violin and played in the school orchestra. In Woodford County he "reverted to the fiddle" and the family continued its folk fiddling. At the University of Kentucky, Mize earned his bachelor's and master's degree in philosophy and another master's in Greek and Latin classics. He used his training as a teacher at the University of Kentucky and several area high schools.
In 1995, Mize was confronted with the choice between remaining in the University of Kentucky's Ph.D. Program in philosophy or accepting an apprenticeship proposal from violin craftsman J.B. Miller. He chose the latter. Today he operates Mize Violin Repair in downtown Lexington and also performs as a professional fiddle player with several area groups such as "The Stony Creek Bluegrass Band", "The International Harvesters", and " Pale, Stout and Amber ."
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