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Skidmore College
Music Department

Laura MankoLaura Manko Sahin

Private Music Instructor

Phone: (518) 580-5320
Office: Zankel 121

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Laura Manko Sahin has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. She was formerly the Principal violist of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, violist of the Boston Harp Trio, and a member of the Bilkent (Ankara, Turkey), Knoxville, and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Sahin recently moved to New Jersey, where she is on faculty at Skidmore College, Montclair State University – Extension Division, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Hubbard quartet, violist with the Santa Fe Pro Musica, and substitute with the Phantom of the Opera Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the summers, she is on viola and chamber music faculty at Luzerne Music Center, and a resident artist at the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival. Dr. Sahin completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Music from Bilkent University as a student of Ece Akyol. She earned her Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Boston University as a student and teaching assistant of Michelle LaCourse and Bachelor of Music Degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a student and teaching assistant of Sheila Browne.