Sara Bennett Wolfe
Sara Bennett Wolfe is a doctoral candidate in Cello Performance at Rutgers University. In addition to performing frequently in the New York / New Jersey area, Sara is a dedicated pedagogue. She coaches chamber music and leads sectionals for undergraduate music majors at Rutgers, and is cello faculty at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division and the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. She also recently accepted a position with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County as conductor of the Junior Division string ensembles and coach for the Honors String Quartet.
Sara completed a Master of Music degree in Cello and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2010. While in Cleveland, she taught cello in CIM's Preparatory Division and served as Principal Cellist of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. Sara also holds a Master's degree in Cello Performance from Ithaca College where she was the cello teaching assistant, and a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from Indiana University. Her primary teachers include Jonathan Spitz, Merry Peckham, Elizabeth Simkin, and Emilio Colon. She has participated in masterclasses with Zuill Bailey, Eric Kim, George Kern, Stephen Clapp, Francois Rabbath, and the Miami Quartet. Sara's Suzuki Teacher Trainers include Pam Devenport and Melissa Kraut.
In the summer, Sara performs as principal cellist at Opera in the Ozarks, and teaches at the Kinhaven School, a music camp in Vermont.