Kirsten Jermé is a Kidznotes Chamber Ensemble coach, and leads a multi-faceted life as a performer and educator. She received her M.M. at Eastman School of Music and B.A. from Stony Brook University and is currently pursuing her D.M.A. at the CUNY Graduate Center. An avid chamber musician, Kirsten has appeared internationally from Harlaxton College in England to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, Weill Hall and the Joyce Dance Theatre in NYC. As cellist of the Larchmere String Quartet, she performed across the U.S., Canada and Italy and recorded for Naxos. Kirsten was also cellist of the Eykamp String Quartet, Faculty Artists-in-Residence at the University of Evansville, and Principal Cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic. A passionate proponent of chamber music pedagogy, Kirsten also coaches for NCCMI and served as Honors Director for Lamar Stringfield Music Camp. She currently serves as cello faculty at NC State University.