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“Sophie is a fine teacher, excellent role model and a great trombone player!”

- Tom Riccobono

Sophie Volpe has a multifaceted career as a performer and music teacher. Sophie is a Rochester, NY based musician who earned a Bachelors in Music Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music

 

Sophie has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Erie PhilharmonicClinton Symphony and Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic*. She has performed with musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, Saint Louis Symphony, Empire Brass Quintet, and The United States Army Band and has performed in Severance Hall with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Most recently, Sophie was a finalist in the International Women’s Brass Conference 2019 Mock Audition Competition in Tempe, Arizona. 

 

Sophie is a founding member of the Broken Bones Trombone Quartet, who have performed in masterclasses for the Canadian Brass Quintet and the Navy Brass Quintet. The Broken Bones are committed to enriching their community through live concerts. In 2019, they commissioned a work titled "Mystic Episodes" from trombonist and composer Jack Courtright. The Broken Bones have partnered with Blackbinder Scores to develop their instant scrolling technology for chamber ensembles. 

 

In addition to her professional performance career, Sophie is also a dedicated teacher. Most recently, she held the position of Brass Teaching Assistant at Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer of 2018 and 2019.

 

Sophie is an alumna of the Eastman School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance and Music Education as a student of Larry Zalkind. In her time at Eastman Sophie was awarded a Performer’s Certificate and the Steve Witser Award for Excellence. Sophie received her high school diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy.

*Canceled due to COVID-19

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