“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 BM in Trombone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music.
Sophie performs with the Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Clinton 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.
In addition to her professional performance career, Sophie is also a dedicated teacher. She has performed masterclasses and presentations at Interlochen Arts Academy and Arkansas State University and runs an online trombone studio of students from around the U.S. Sophie held the position of Brass Teaching Assistant at Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer of 2018 and 2019 and will be returning to be the Trombone Teaching Fellow in 2021.
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 and acted as class speaker for Eastman's Commencement Ceremony in 2020. Sophie received her high school diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy.
*Canceled due to COVID-19