Professional References

Professional references supporting Elza’s successful application for an adjunct Professor of Music position at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) are available here.

Igor Zubkofsky, Cellist, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Mr. Zubkofsky’s letter endorses Elza as a teacher, accompanist, and promoter of international artists to the community.

John Scalea, Math Professor, at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)

Professor Scalea describes Elza’s success in customizing piano lessons for his son and encouraging his son’s pursuit of a music education career.

Anna Balakerskaia, Professor of Piano and Chamber Music, George Mason University (GMU)

Professor Balakerskaia’s letter describes Elza as an excellent musician, high energy communicator, and capable organizer, and the positive results for her students.

Peggy Ewoniuk, Instructional Assistant, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)

Ms. Ewoniuk’s letter of reference praises Elza’s recitals and concerts, her high level of motivation, and her enjoyment of working with people.

Donatus C. Hayes, Professor of Violin, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)

Professor Hayes describes how wonderfully prepared Elza’s students are for their end of semester juries and the students’ high level of respect for her.


Russian Music Academy of America (RMAOA) in Northern Virginia