Resume

TEACHING EXPERIENCE - 

Private Cello Studio (Current)

Located in Orange County NY and the New York Metropolitan Area - Since 1980.  Previous students have later studied at The Juilliard School Prep, Manhattan School of Music Prep, Eastman School of Music, Yale & Oberlin Conservatory.

New York University, School of Continuing Studies (2006-2009)

Professor of Music Supervision – Department of Digital Arts & Film

 - Designed a new course for the department which covers the use of music in film, and the related creative and business issues.

Third Street Music School Settlement, NYC  (1987-1996)

Cello Department Faculty - Suzuki & Traditional Studio and Group Teaching

Chamber Music Faculty - Coach Ensembles with strings, piano, winds

Orchestra Sectional Coach - Lower Strings

 - Develop Curriculum for Department

 - Organize student concerts & master classes

 - Departmental activities-auditions, recruitment, faculty development

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NYC   (1985-1987)

Cello Faculty - After school string program


EDUCATION

New York University, NYC - Non-Profit Arts Administration         

  Certificate in Arts Administration

- Courses include Fundraising, Marketing, Business Management

School for Strings, NYC  - Suzuki Certificate

 - Principal Teachers - Louise Behrend, Nellis Delay

The Juilliard School, NYC - Master of Music

 - Principal Cello Teacher - Ardyth Alton

 - Chamber Music - The Juilliard String Quartet

Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY) - Graduate Work

 - Principal Cello Teacher - Martha Williams

Manhattan School of Music, NYC - Bachelor of Music

 - Principal Cello Teacher - Ardyth Alton

 - Chamber Music - Arianna Bronne, Raphael Bronstein, Lillian Fuchs, Artur Balsam


PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

Chamber Music

     Hudson Valley String Quartet - Founding Member

     The Juilliard String Quartet Seminar - Chamber Music Seminar

     The Waterloo Festival - Chamber Music Seminar - Coach: André Emelianoff

     Alfred University Chamber Music Institute

       Coach: Joseph Fuchs, Professor of Violin, The Juilliard School

Solo Recitals - in New York City

     Third Street Music School Settlement
     Christ and St. Stephens Church;

     Donnell Library
     Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
     Queens College

Solo Concertos - performed with Orchestra

     Haydn D Major Concerto - Aaron Copland Chamber Players

     Elgar Cello Concerto - Queens College Symphony

     Boccherini Cello Concerto, Bb - Cleveland Hts High School Orchestra

Orchestra Performance

     Northern Dutchess Symphony, Conductor Kathleen Beckmann
     The Hudson Opera Theater, Conductor Ron DeFesi
     The Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Conductor Imre Pallo

     Waterloo Festival Orchestra, Conductor Gerard Schwartz

     The Juilliard Symphony, Conductor Paul Zukofsky

     Aaron Copland School Orchestra, Conductor Maurice Peress

     National Orchestra of New York, Conductor Alvaro Cassuto

     Manhattan School Symphony

        Conductors: Bruce Ferden, George Manahan, David Gilbert


HONORS AND AWARDS

 - Waterloo Music Festival - Full Scholarship based on Performance

 - Alfred University Chamber Music Festival - Full Scholarship

 - National Endowment for the Arts Grant for study at Queens College

 - Finalist Manhattanville Annual Concerto Competition

 - Finalist Aaron Copland School Annual Concerto Competition

 - Manhattan School of Music - Full 4 year Tuition Scholarship for study

     based on academic achievements

 - Winner Cleveland Heights High School annual Concerto Competition


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 - Orange County Music Educators Association

 - Suzuki Association of the Americas

 - Chamber Music America

 - Women in Film & Television

 - Independent Feature Project

 - American Federation of Musicians (Local 802)


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