Cellist Carlynn Savot is delighted to be joining the faculty at AUSTE. Strongly committed to encouraging the next generation of musicians, she also teaches at St. Joseph’s School of Music in St. Paul and the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. She is on the faculty at Concordia University – St. Paul, the Black Hills String Retreat, the Chicago Suzuki Institute, and the Sartory String Quartet Institute.
Dr. Savot holds degrees from St. Olaf College, the University of Hartford, and a DMA in cello performance from the University of Connecticut. She completed her long-term Suzuki pedagogy training with Pam Devenport and is grateful to her many performing and pedagogy teachers, including Dr. David Carter, Dr. Tanya Carey, Sally Gross, and Liz Benusis!
Specializing in chamber music, she has a particular interest in performing new music and working closely with composers, including the commissioned work Built on Gravel by Ruby Fulton (supported by the Zachs Endowment Fund). She was selected to be a Goldberg Fellow at the International Musical Arts Institute in Fryeburg, Maine and has won the Miami String Quartet Competition at the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut Chamber Festival Competition. In Connecticut, she performed with the West End String Quartet, serving as the Young-Ensemble-in-Residence at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. In the Twin Cities, she has enjoyed performing with the Bishop String Quartet and Strains New Music Ensemble. In addition to her cello pursuits, Dr. Savot is an ardent fan of the ukulele and is a member of the Twin Cities Ukulele Club.