West Philly Porchfest

Students of Annie Barley Givler performed as an act at the Porch Fest in West Philadelphia.

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Annie Barley Givler

Building community through music, Arab-American cellist Annie Barley Givler (she/her) is the Program Manager for Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY), a partnership of Philadelphia music education organizations united in the support of underserved student musicians wishing to pursue careers in the field. Annie is an incredibly versatile cellist, at home in a multitude of genres. She has performed in ensembles ranging from professional symphony orchestras to Kanye West’s back-up band. As an educator, Annie specializes in culturally responsive music pedagogy. She is in high demand as a Suzuki cello teacher and clinician. Annie has taught in urban music classrooms for the past 18 years in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, building programs from infancy to maturity. Currently, Annie serves on the faculties of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, The Shipley School, and is the active vice-president of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association. Annie can be heard on Bridge, Cantaloupe, and New Amsterdam Records.

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