Dr. Cassandra Sulbarán is currently serving as the sabbatical replacement assistant professor of viola and chamber music at Ithaca College for the 2013-14 school year. A native of Saratoga Springs, NY, Dr. Sulbarán began her studies on piano and violin, later switching to viola. She graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College, studying with Debra Moree, and went on to earn her Masters and Doctorate degrees at the University of Maryland, studying with Kathy Murdock and Daniel Foster respectively.
Dr. Sulbarán has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, and the Czech Republic. In addition to her appointment at Ithaca College, Cassandra is a visiting viola/violin professor for a núcleo in Acarigua, Venezuela, part of El Sistema, and is the violist for Cuarteto Rústico, a string quartet based in Maryland that promotes the music of the Americas, specializing in Latin American chamber works.
Cassandra previously taught violin and viola lessons at several private schools in the Washington, DC area, and performed with the Annapolis Symphony, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Binghamton Symphony, and the American Pops Orchestra amongst others. Her areas of research include Latin American and Spanish music for the viola and chamber ensembles, and the ongoing work of El Sistema in Venezuela and worldwide.