Bio : Artists
Sarah Cote : Viola
Sarah Cote has been on the faculty of Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee since 2003. She is instructor of Viola, violin and string pedagogy. Currently she performs with the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and the Alabama Symphony. She is principal viola of the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. She performs with the Stones River Chamber Players, the Belmont Camerata, and the Music City Baroque. Ms. Cote was a member of the San Antonio Symphony for sixteen years. In San Antonio, she was a frequent chamber music performer and a teacher and was on the steering committee for the Music Advancement Program, a music education program for inner city middle school students. In the summer of 2011, Ms. Cote taught string pedagogy in Costa Rica for teachers in the country’s SiNem program, which provides musical training for every child in Costa Rica. Ms. Cote has been on the faculty of Eastern Music Festival since 1995, spending two of those summers as acting assistant principal of the Eastern Festival Orchestra. Additionally, she has performed as a member of EMFs chamber ensembles. She has also performed at the Garth Newell, Fontana, Blowing Rock and Piccolo Spoleto chamber festivals and with the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society. Ms. Cote earned bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University, where she studied with Yuval Yaron and Mimi Zweig. She spent a sabbatical year at Oberlin University, where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsay-Irvine. She has also studied with Patricia McCarty, Burton Kaplan, and Karen Tuttle. Ms. Cote studied Baroque viola/violin with Simon Standage and Marilyn MacDonald. She also has done extensive pedagogy studies with Mimi Zweig and Carol Dallinger.