Howard and Robin Hess Memorial Chair
“I am honored to be part of this fine organization and consider it part of my life’s work to ensure that this jewel of the Finger Lakes stays alive and well for many years to come.”
Sarah Cummings has been holding a violin since the age of four and earned music degrees from Ithaca College and Northwestern University. Active in the upstate New York area as a freelance musician, she has performed regularly with local organizations such as Music’s Recreation and Women’s Works and is featured on the album Fiddlespel: Dance Music of Scandinavia. Her primary teachers have included Louise Wear, Marylou Churchill, Blair Milton and Linda Case. She is a passionate student and teacher of the Suzuki method and is on the faculty of the Ithaca Talent Education school. A devoted member of the CCO since 1998, she has worked on numerous committees and served as the music librarian for 15 years. She is currently the Musicians’ Representative on the Board of Directors and is the program coordinator for the Willard Daetsch Youth Outreach Program.