LaFosse Collection of Baroque String Instruments
The University of Iowa School of Music is proud to own the LaFosse Collection of Baroque string instruments. The late Leopold LaFosse served as Professor of Violin at the University of Iowa from 1972 until his death in 2003. Professor LaFosse bequeathed one of the finest collections of baroque instruments and bows to the School of Music. The collection is maintained by UI viola professor Christine Rutledge, who teaches baroque violin and viola. Students who wish to learn baroque style and technique have a special opportunity at the University of Iowa by having access to these high quality instruments and bows.