Office: FAC 314
Phone: (270) 745-5146
Sarah Berry, *cello, holds the position of Professional-in-Residence at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches cello, public school orchestra classes, collegiate classes and performs as Principal Cellist with the Symphony. She has served as a guest clinician at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C., and has recently given master classes at Ohio Northern University, Southeastern College, and for the Owensboro and Murfeesboro youth orchestras. Mrs. Berry is on the faculty of the Tennessee Valley Music Festival and directs WKU’s summer camp for strings, String Explosion.
An active chamber musician, Mrs. Berry is a founding member of the cello / percussion duo, Col Legno. Col Legno has received grant funding through the Kentucky Arts Council, and is dedicated to exploring both existing and new repertoire for this unique combination. The duo recently premiered Dr. Berry’s composition, “Heliospheric II for violoncello and vibraphone” at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities.
Mrs. Berry received her Masters in Cello Performance from Rice University and her Bachelor of Music degree from Vanderbilt University with majors in Cello Performance and German. Her principal teachers include Felix Wang, Norman Fischer and Grace Mihi Bahng.