A musician who began her training in a public school music program, Thea has a passion for teaching and working with programs that give back to the community. Thea co-created an after school arts program at Elysian Heights Elementary in Echo Park, California which gives children the opportunity to learn about the arts for free in a familiar environment. Along with teaching private students, Thea has worked as a cello teacher, music theory teacher, and chamber music coach for organizations such as the Harmony Project, the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra, the Asia America Youth Symphony, and the Community Arts Partnership. She currently teaches with Youth Orchestra St. Luke’s, is a cello mentor with Hunter College Symphony, and a private teacher with Music To Your Home.
Thea received a BFA from California Institute of the Arts where she studied with Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick. She completed her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music in May of 2017 where she studied with Fred Sherry.
Thea M. is a cellist with a diverse musical background and an artistic sensibility. Motivated by a passion for connecting with people through sound, she performs contemporary and classical music, as well as rock, pop, musical theatre, and recording for film. As both a soloist and collaborator Thea has been fortunate enough to work with composers such as Michael Pisaro, Evan Ziporyn, Christopher Adler, Reiko Füting, Annie Gosfield, and Sophia Gubaidulina, among others. In their debut season her duo, Berrow Duo, alongside flutist Leia Slosberg, had their international debut in Montreal, ON presented by the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, a performance presented by Metropolis Ensemble, a weekly pick by I Care if You Listen, and a performance as part of New York University’s Music Department Conference in February 2018. She regularly performs with groups such as The Nouveau Classical Project, Basel Schule Ensemble, Curiosity Cabinet, Uptown Philharmonic, the New Century Players, the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra, and Vinny Golia’s Large Ensemble, and at venues throughout LA and New York including the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Redcat, and National Sawdust.