Teaching Artist Statement
Through music, I seek to instill a sense of wonder, enjoyment, and fulfillment in every student, ultimately helping them both find and express their unique voice. I work to foster a deep understanding and love of playing through the development of strong practice habits and a physically efficient and relaxed playing style. I encourage my students to regard themselves as both teaching and performing artists right from the start, and see them as equal partners in the learning process. Lastly, I believe a teacher should act as a guide, rather than an authority, believing we are all works in progress and can both teach and be taught by one another!
Violist Cassandra Sulbarán began teaching at South Shore Conservatory in 2014 after a one-year professorship at Ithaca College, teaching private viola lessons, chamber music, and violin/viola literature courses. She completed her Doctoral and Masters degrees at the University of Maryland and her undergraduate degree at Ithaca College, all in Viola Performance. An avid educator, Dr. Sulbarán is an invited professor with FESNOJIV, or El Sistema, in Venezuela, teaching both violin and viola at a nucleo in Acarigua-Araure. Before moving to Boston, Dr. Sulbarán taught strings at several private schools in the Washington, DC area. Cassie is on faculty at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy and maintains a private studio in the Boston area.
South Shore Conservatory (SSC) viola faculty member Dr. Cassandra Sulbarán has appeared in numerous recitals in New York and Maryland, as well as with various orchestral and chamber ensembles throughout the United States, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Venezuela. After completing her Doctoral and Masters degrees at the University of Maryland and her undergraduate degree at Ithaca College, Cassandra joined Cuarteto Rustico, a chamber group that promotes the works of Latino composers. Together with her husband, Carlos Sulbarán, she is the violist for Duo Anhelante, a viola-Venezuelan cuatro duo that specializes in the traditional and folkloric music of Venezuela. Outside of chamber music, Cassie is a regular substitute with the Binghamton Symphony (NY), the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (NY) and various other orchestras and ensembles throughout the northeast. She started with SSC in 2014.
Personal website- www.cassiesulbaran.com