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Bonnie Harlow

Part Time Lecturer





College of Visual & Performing Arts 204


  • Cello




Bonnie Harlow is on the faculties of UMass Dartmouth and Bridgewater State University, teaching applied cello at both institutions. Since 1969 she has been a cello and strings teacher in several locales including Plymouth, Kingston, Silver Lake Regional School District, Scituate and Mansfield. In 1989 Ms. Harlow founded the South Shore Regional Youth Orchestra and served as coach and assistant conductor through 1992. Ms. Harlow has been a string coach for the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra organization since 2009, and a string coach for the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra program since 2006. In 2011, she conducted the Southeastern Massachusetts School Bandmasters Association (SEMSBA) Junior Festival Orchestra.

While a student at New England Conservatory, Ms. Harlow participated in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, performing under the batons of Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andre Previn, Edo de Waart, David Zinman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Fiedler, and John Williams.

Ms. Harlow holds positions in the cello sections of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and performs extensively with the Classique Chamber Music ensemble. She has also performed with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Woods Hole Cantata Consort, the Pilgrim Festival Chorus, the Mayflower Chorale, the Sippican Chorale, Gloriae Dei Cantores and at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro.

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