Carrie Scoggins, Violin Maker
Salt Lake City, UT
Givens Violins is pleased this month to feature the master contemporary violin maker, Carrie Scoggins who is based in Salt Lake City, UT. She grew up playing violin and viola, and became interested in violin making and repairs in college. Carrie graduated from the Violin Making School of America in 1983 and became a teacher there from 1984-1988. In 1988 she opened Scoggins & Scoggins Violin Shop with her husband, Michael Scoggins. With growing demand for her exceptional instruments, Carrie closed the shop in 2016 to focus exclusively on building instruments. She is a member of American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers (ADVBM) and The Violin Society of America (VSA).