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Kirsten Jerme

Cellist Kirsten Jermé, a native of Wisconsin, received her B.A. in 2007 from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Colin Carr and the Emerson String Quartet. Dedicated to linking arts to community and social causes, Kirsten co-directed the annual Music for Peace Festival at Stony Brook and helped launch an Outreach Program through the Staller Center for the Arts. While pursuing her diverse musical interests as a freelance cellist in New York City, she worked for Turtle Bay Music School and The Learning Maestros. She has interned with Musicians for Harmony, Cedar Cultural Center of Minneapolis and Milwaukee Symphony's Arts in Community Education Program, mentored inner-city youth and coached chamber music through a string quartet residency. Kirsten is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at Eastman School of Music, studying with Steven Doane.

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