Craig Mumm, Associate Principal Viola
Associate Principal violist, Craig Mumm grew up in Milwaukee where he studied violin with his father, Edward Mumm, Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. In college, Craig studied violin and viola with Shmuel Ashkenasi, first violinist of the Vermeer String Quartet. Before joining the MET, Mumm performed in orchestras in Chicago and Germany. In addition to his work at the MET, Craig coaches the viola sections of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Filharmonica Joven de Colombia, and teaches and performs throughout Latin America. Craig is married to Mary Ann Mumm, instructor of violin at Montclair State University. The Mumm's two children are also musicians. Daniel is a cellist and Andrea a harpist. The Mumms live in an historic townhouse in Jersey City, New Jersey where they often host the legendary MET Orchestra poker game.