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    Wetherbee, Sarah

    Violinist and violist who attended the Curtis Institute of Music and Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2002. 

     

    Her career has been two-fold, a combination of education and performance, and she has built up an impressive resume in a relatively short time. 

     

    She has taught at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Frederick Community College, Gettysburg College, the Levine School of Music, and the Music Conservatory of Westminster, where she holds the post of Assistant Dean and oversees the Early Childhood Program.  One of her students, Samantha Cody, won the 2004 Marlin-Engel Solo Competition in the Junior Division Instrumental category. 

     

    She also served as an adjudicator at the 2009 Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association String Achievement Awards Competition. 

     

    As a performer, she has graced several groups, including Aradia, the Folger Consort, Fiori Musicali, which she directed and founded, the Four Nations Ensemble, Modern Musick, the National Philharmonic, the National String Quartet, the National Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, The Violins of Lafayette, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington Concert Opera. 

     

    On 18th November 2008, she was a special guest at Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C., in a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Quartet in B flat major, Op. 33, No. 4”. 

     

    She performed “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” by Johann Sebastian Bach on 14th April 2010, with Loren Dempster and Jean Newton at Grace Church in White Plains, New York. 

     

    On 5th June 2010, she appeared as a member of The Minster Band in an all-Bach program that included “Ich geh und such emit Verlangen, BWV 49”, “Ich habe genug, BWV 82”, “Sonata for Violin and Harpischord in A major”, and “Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202”, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

     

    Recordings on which she appears include Echos from Bronze Bells, with The Ives Quartet performing David Loeb’s “Renka for String Quartet”, and the 1987 Christmas album, Gloria!  Gloria!, with the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

     

    Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recordings

    Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)

    RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria!  Gloria!)

    Soprano – Benita Valente

    The Philadelphia Singers

    Conductor – Michael Korn

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.curtis.edu/about-curtis/history/full-alumni-listing/view-by-instrument.html?&group=Viola
    2. http://www.musicconservatory.org/index.php?sub=7&instrument=22&member=13
    3. http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/data/276/link/4105/alumninews_spr09.pdf
    4. http://www.levineschool.org/site/DocServer?docID=196
    5. http://gfhandel.org/bleissa/modernmusick.htm
    6. http://www.bachconsort.org/musicians.php
    7. http://www.nymetroparents.com/bestbetsinfo.cfm?id=20636
    8. http://www.operalafayette.org/violins_of_lafayette.html
    9. http://www.dumbartonhouse.org/news_releases/FMMC_2008-2009%20Season_Schedule_at_Dumbarton_House.pdf
    10. http://www.nvmta.org/newsletter.0907.pdf
    11. http://cityguideny.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=24151
    12. http://www.holytrinitylynchburg.org/Beacon.pdf
    13. http://www.earlymusic.org/resources/event/heavenly-love-earthly-love-bach-cantatas-soprano-bass-0
    14. http://www.bems.com/gifts.html?q_c=317&bemssess=182715b0c9d368b2b0a09f00b0933115

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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