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Sandra Halleran

Sandra Halleran, Director of the Marini String Ensemble


Sandra Halleran, Director and Cellist of The Marini String Ensemble, is originally from Rochester, New York.  She is an active freelance musician and cello teacher in the Rochester area.  She is currently teaching traditional and Suzuki cello lessons and classes at both The Hochstein School of Music and Dance and The Kanack School of Music in Rochester, NY.  Ms. Halleran has previously held teaching positions at The Eastman School of Music, The University of Akron, and The Community Arts Program at the Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami, FL.  


Ms. Halleran has held principle cello positions with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL, the Wheeling Symphony in West Virginia, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston, SC, and the Gregory Kunde Chorale in Rochester, NY.  She has also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada, the Rochester Broadway Theater League, The Rochester Oratorio Society, and the Greater Rochester Womenís Philharmonic.


Ms. Halleran received her Masterís Degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2002, where she studied with Steve Doane, Rosemary Elliot, and Kathleen Murphy Kemp.  She was also a student in the Orchestral Studies Diploma Program at Eastman.  In addition to her masterís degree, Ms. Halleran holds a bachelorís degree from Rice University, where she studied with Paul Katz and Desmond Hoebig.  Ms. Halleran has studied additionally with Richard Weiss and Steven Geber of the Cleveland Orchestra, Carey Cheney of the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Conference, Pamela Devenport of the University of Hartford Suzuki Program, Ingrid Bock of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Carter Brey of the New York Philharmonic.







Ensemble Members

Sandra Halleran

Emily Osinski

Tigran Vardanyan

Marc Anderson









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