Norma Lee BishaNorma Lee Bisha (born Eskey). Violist, violinist, teacher, born Andersonville, Va, 3 Sep 1926, naturalized Canadian 1973, died Halifax, 27 Dec 2010; B MUS (North Carolina) 1947, M MUS (Cincinnati Conservatory) 1949. Norma Lee Bisha studied viola at the Manhattan School of Music 1950-1; the Mannes Music School 1953-4; privately with Lillian Fuchs, summer of 1958; and at Indiana University (Bloomington) summers 1970-1.
Norma Lee Bisha was principal viola 1956-66 in the CBC Halifax Orchestra, a member of the Canadian Viola Society, and taught at Brandon University 1966-8 and at the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. She was second violin, then viola, of the Amati String Quartet. Her pupils included Neal Gripp.
Norma Lee Bisha was married to the cellist Edward Bisha.
"Obituaries: Steve Kolbinson," Canadian Viola Society, No. 18, Spring 1987