Violist Sheila Browne has joined Serafin String Quartet as its newest member.

Violist Sheila Browne has joined Serafin String Quartet as its newest member.

Browne replaced Esme Allen-Creighton, who stepped down after four years with the quartet to pursue a degree in music therapy.

Sheila Browne was also named assistant professor of viola at the University of Delaware's department of music. She joins both the University and the Quartet from her position at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she has been on the faculty for 10 years.

Hailed by The New York Times as a "stylish player,” Browne is a soloist, chamber musician, professor and orchestral principal. She received a Naumburg scholarship and a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School, where she was Karen Tuttle's teaching assistant for four years.

Serafin String Quartet’s 2016-17 repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Shostakovich and Haydn. They will perform the Piano Quintet of Johannes Brahms with pianist Julie Nishimura. The quartet was re-appointed for a three-year term as Quartet in Residence at UD.

For a performance schedule, visit serafinquartet.org.