Sally Dorer

Cello Teacher

Sally Dorer


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Sally Gibson Dorer is an active freelance performer and teacher in the Twin Cities. She is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra.

She enjoys teaching in her private studio and has coached youth symphonies in Florida, New Mexico, and Minnesota. She has also served on the faculty of Carleton College and Augsburg College as a cello instructor and has been on the faculty of the Northern Lights Music Festival. Before moving to Minnesota, Ms. Dorer was a member of the New Mexico Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and she also performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. For five years, she was the Assistant Principal Cello of the Florida West Coast Symphony, and a member of the New Artists String Quartet, which performed recitals throughout Florida. She has performed at many summer music festivals, including Tanglewood, the Banff Centre, and Sarasota Music Festival. Ms. Dorer studied at both the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, and her teachers have included Timothy Eddy, Dudley Powers, Robert Sylvester, and Martha Gerschefski.

Many of her students have participated in Minnesota Youth Symphonies, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Music Camps, and have gone on to pursue cello in colleges across the country.