Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase

Cello Teacher

Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase

SAA Member


Boulder, CO

A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase is a dynamic, dedicated and accomplished cellist and cello teacher. With over ten years of experience performing and teaching, Ms. Dunkhase is committed to providing unique musical experiences that inspire creativity, nurture self-expression and spark imagination.

Ms. Dunkhase holds a Master of Music in cello performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied with Judith Glyde, and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she studied with Dr. Jason Duckles. An active chamber musician, Ms. Dunkhase has participated in the Green Lake Festival of Music where she performed with collaborating artists including the Amelia Piano Trio. Ms. Dunkhase is also an avid performer of contemporary and experimental music, having worked with composers including Alvin Lucier and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Widely recognized as a dynamic educator, Ms. Dunkhase has founded such programs as Zwischenspiel: Iowa Summer Music (a day camp for string players ages 8-18), Grammy Award-winning Iowa City High School’s highly successful chamber music program, and Starting Smart: Why Music Matters, an early childhood development initiative in collaboration with the United Way of Johnson County, Iowa.

Ms. Dunkhase is an active member of both the local and national Suzuki communities. She teaches private lessons and group classes as a faculty member of Boulder Suzuki Strings, and has served as the cello representative on the Suzuki Association of Colorado board of directors.

Ms. Dunkhase has performed in venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Boulder Theater, and has opened for artists including the Punch Brothers, State Radio, and Paper Bird. Additionally, Ms. Dunkhase has performed with the Fort Collins Symphony and the Fort Collins Opera, and has performed and/or recorded with artists including Matt Morris, Shenandoah Davis, and the Dovekins.