Ms. Ewan’s dedication to working with young musicians has led many of her students to win top prizes in local and regional competitions. Her students have performed across the globe in venues such as the Paris Conservatory, Carnegie Hall, and with the Houston Symphony and Detroit Symphony. Additionally, several of her students were invited to perform before Congress at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Members of her studio have been accepted into the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Academy at Rice University and the International Conducting Workshop and Festival under the late Larry Rachleff, conductor of orchestras at Rice University. Her students have been featured as soloists with collegiate and regional orchestras, and on various radio broadcasts. She has also coached for the Houston Youth Symphony and served on the panel for the Gold Cup Competition of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Ms. Ewan is currently a substitute violinist of the Pacific Symphony, and holds a position with the Symphony of Southeast Texas. She was formerly co-concertmaster of the acclaimed Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles. Ms. Ewan has trained with David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia orchestra along with members of the National Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony at the David Kim Orchestral Institute. In addition, she has studied orchestral repertoire extensively with Nathan Cole, assistant concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2019, Ms. Ewan was one of a handful of students from the United States invited to study in China at the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy under Kathleen Winkler and Herbert Greenberg, former concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony. In addition, she has recorded in Hollywood for motion picture soundtracks.
From 2011-2015, Ms. Ewan was the founder and Executive Director of the Grand Symphony, a professional orchestra comprised of the leading musicians in the Greater Houston area. Under her supervision, the orchestra came into fruition from an idea to a fully functioning professional entity with a 100,000 dollar budget, impacting thousands of Houston-area residents annually. In 2015, she was selected to attend the Essentials for Orchestra Management hosted by the League of American Orchestras, where she studied with executive directors of the San Francisco Symphony, Kennedy Center for the Arts, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ms. Ewan holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University, where she was the graduate assistant to professor Kenneth Goldsmith. She is currently working Rice University viola professor, Ivo van Der Werff, on a violin edition of his famous publication “A Notebook for Viola Players.”