Marketing and Operations Coordinator
A native of Miami, Michelle Sanchez began studying viola at age nine. Ms. Sanchez started pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance in 2009 under the tutelage of Michael Klotz. Throughout her college career, Ms Sanchez has had the opportunity to play for many renowned conductors such as David Effron, James Judd and Grzegorz Nowak. In addition, she has performed with Sherill Milnes, Ross Harbaugh and the late Ida Haendel. Ms Sanchez has also participated in master classes with James Ehnes, Michael Tree, Richard O’Niell, Roberto Diaz and Yizhak Schotten. Ms. Sanchez also had the privilege of joining the South Shore Orchestra for their China Tour 2016-2017.
In 2016, Ms. Sanchez became a founding member of the Versa String Quartet. The quartet performed at various venues in South Florida and raised funds for the 2017 disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. The Versa String Quartet premiered a work by composer Maureen Reyes Lavastida, Chains 2016.
Ms. Sanchez completed her Masters Degree at Florida International University in Viola Performance in 2016 and continues to work professionally with Orchestras in the Miami area.
Furthermore, Ms. Sanchez has done extensive work as a teacher, maintaining a private studio for violin and viola, and works with several community music programs and conservatories. One such program is called Share the Music. This organization believes in the importance of generosity and community through the power of music.
In 2018, Ms Sanchez, a proud alumni, became the Symphony Manager for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. Here she works closely with other talented staff to create a challenging and educational environment for young musicians; most of whom get into the top music schools in the country. On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Sanchez transitioned to the Marketing and Operations Coordinator position where she and the team have created a successful virtual component to the regular season planning. In addition, she uses her creative artistic skills in creating promotional materials to use on social media.
Ms. Sanchez is a passionate musician who loves to write, make music and all things Disney.