Sarah Cote, viola/violin
Sarah Cote has been a member of the string faculty at Belmont University since 2003. In addition to her viola studio she performs as a member of the Belmont Camerata and as a soloist with orchestral and choral ensembles. Ms. Cote also teaches string pedagogy and has a thriving Suzuki studio at Belmont.
Trained as an orchestral musician, Ms. Cote was a full time member of the San Antonio Symphony for seventeen years. She has also performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Alabama Symphony and the New Jersey Symphony, and with the Stones River Chamber players, Musicopia Chamber series, and the Tippecanoe Chamber Society.
As a member of the faculty at Eastern Music Festival she plays in the Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastern Chamber Players. Ms. Cote was a guest artist on the American Viola Society Facebook page in May and June of 2019, discussing issues in viola pedagogy. Ms. Cote has degrees in violin and viola from Indiana University. She studied with Mimi Zweig, Karen Tuttle, Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsay Irvine, and Patricia McCarty. She also did orchestral studies training with Joseph Gingold, Joseph De Pasquale, Leonard Davis, Lynne Ramsay Irvine and Patricia McCarty.
Ms. Cote studied Baroque violin and viola with SimonStandage and Marilyn McDonald, and currently performs with Music City Baroque and Early Music City.