Poppea Dorsam, B.M. Oberlin Conservatory M.M. Boston University D.M.A. Boston University Poppea Dorsam, cellist, is on the faculties of University of San Francisco and San Francisco Community Music Center. In addition, she is the Piedmont School District cello clinician and runs a private studio in Piedmont. During the summer she teaches at All Things Cello at The Crowden School of Music and directs and teaches the Community Music Center Summer Chamber Music Camp. While a student at Boston University she studied with Michael Reynolds and was a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. Her dissertation is on Giovanni Battista Cirri and His Six Virtuoso Cello Sonatas. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Oberlin Conservatory under Andor Toth Jr., where she was his appointed teaching assistant. Dorsam has performed internationally in Germany, Austria and Australia, in addition to concerts throughout the United States. She is a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic and has performed with most Bay Area orchestras including Fresno and Women’s Philharmonic, San Jose, Napa, Monterey, Santa Rosa and Oakland East Bay Symphonies, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Lamplighter’s, Pocket Opera, and Opera Cinnabar. As a chamber musician, Dorsam founded, managed and performs(ed) in the Liberty Street Piano Trio, Clover Heights Ensemble, Fogtown Four Cello Quartet (recorded on Stillwater Sound label), Anne and Poppea Ensemble and Trio Dorado. She has participated in The Classical Music Festival in Austria, Kent Blossom, Apple Hill, Tahoe and Warebrook music festivals in the US.

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