Alan Bodman began violin study at age four with his father, Lyman Bodman, Professor Emeritus of Violin and Viola at Michigan State University. He received his B.M. from Michigan State University and his M.M. from the University of Michigan. His major violin studies include work with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay, Paul Makanowitzky and Walter Verdehr. After 13 years on the faculty of Washington State University he returned east to join the faculties of The University of Akron and the Meadowmount School of Music in New York. He has been featured as soloist in several recordings for National Public Television and performs widely as a chamber musician and soloist. Formerly Principal Violist of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Bodman now performs as Concertmaster. In 1988 he and his wife, violinist Amy Barlowe formed the duo [AB]² (AB-squared) and have released a CD on the Azica record label. Reviews in the American Record Guide stated, “Their tonal production is flawless, and musically they meet the highest standards.” The Strad magazine attributes Mr. Bodman's playing with the comments "...delectable sound ...silken-toned ...musically introspective."