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Marie Sinco Warren is the Applied Cello Professor at Carroll University
With attention to prompting access to living composers, Mz. Sinco focuses on venues where the unlikely listener may be inclined. In 2019 she performed in the reimagined "Passion of Joan of Arc" by George Sarah in the Milwaukee Film Festival. She organized a concert at Var Gallery in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point Neighborhood as well as a program of new music at the Jazz Gallery in the Milwaukee Riverwest Neighborhood. That concert featured works by contemporary composers as well as the city’s own, Brendan Fox.
Most recently Mz. Warren joined the Board of The Black String Triage Ensemble, a group dedicated to fostering healing in neighborhoods in the aftermath of violent crimes.
Mz. Sinco was both performer and board member of the East Side Chamber Players (2014-17). With them, she participated in the premiere of Joel Boyd's opera, "The Crawling Dove," and headed a collaborative new music project at the West End Conservatory in April 2016. In 2015 she commissioned & premiered Aaron Lepley's duo for violin and cello, "Tableau / Plateau / Rondeau" in Tampa, Florida with violinist Alyssa Yank. The piece was premiered as a larger tour throughout Florida. Additionally, Mz. Sinco has worked with composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, Douglas Boyce, and Duncan Youngerman.
Other local ensembles include the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, Camerata Milwaukee, MKE Follies, among others. On a national level she's performed with Big Bend Chamber Music (Tallahassee, FL), Presbyterian of the Covenant (Greensboro, NC), Wireless! (Burlington, VT), as well as touring with the joint project between the Carolina National Orchestra & Chinese International Orchestra in 2013.
She has performed with groups such as the North Carolina Symphony, Greensboro Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony, Albany Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Wisconsin Philharmonic, Green Bay Symphony, among others.
Her work with urban youth consists of teaching with full scholarship music programs for low income students, as well as directly with homeless and housing insecure teens. Mz. Sinco taught with the Gifford Summer Music (2009), a full scholarship strings camp for students in Gifford, Florida. She was a Resident Advisor at Covenant House NYC (2011), a homeless shelter for youth, as well as an Assistant Advocate at the analogous shelter in Milwaukee: Pathfinders MKE (2012-13). Likewise, she was on faculty with the Greater Milwaukee ‘el Sistema’ (2012-15) in Waukesha Wisconsin as well as Cello Instructor with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Connections program (2015-18), both of which provided free individual and group music instruction.
Prior teaching commitments include Adjunct Cello Instructor at Mount Mary University (2013-16) and Carthage College (2018-19), as well as Cello Instructor at Hartford Union High (2013-16), and The Waukesha String Academie (2014-15).
Marie Sinco earned a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Cello Performance from the University of South Florida, a Master of Music (M.M.) at Florida State University, and the Professional Artist Certificate (P.A.C.) at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her teachers were Michael Wiseman, Scott Kluksdahl, Gregory Sauer, and Brooks Whitehouse.