Yvonne Caruthers


Yvonne Caruthers

Yvonne Caruthers (ESM '74) has been a cellist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC since 1978. She's been actively involved with the orchestra's Education Department since the early '90s, developing multi-media programs for middle school students that pair music with a traditional school subject: Math and Music, History and Music, Science and Music, Language and Music. These programs have been performed at the Kennedy Center and in states across the US, as well as being broadcast over satellite TV networks. Yvonne also designs programs for the Smithsonian's education branch, lecturing regularly on musical topics such as "Pivotal Moments in Classical Music" or "Beethoven's String Quartets." She performs regularly in chamber music performances and recitals, and maintains a private studio.

Articles by Yvonne Caruthers:

What Are You Wearing? Dress Codes Considered
February 26, 2019

Classical Music for Dummies, by David Pogue, Scott Speck, and Glenn Dicterow
December 17, 2019

The Voice, by Thomas Quasthoff
December 11, 2019

Rostropovich: The Musical Life of the Great Cellist, Teacher and Legend, by Elizabeth Wilson
November 6, 2019

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, by Oliver Sacks
September 12, 2019

The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism, by Matt Mason
August 15, 2019

The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, by Alex Ross
August 4, 2019

The Soloist, by Steve Lopez
July 10, 2019

Artists in Exile, by Joseph Horowitz
July 1, 2019

Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music, by Mari Yoshihara
June 5, 2019

Interview with Jeen Fedelich: Avoiding Problems on Orchestra Tours
April 15, 2019

Tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich, 1927-2007
May 1, 2019

Orchestra Players as Educators: A Brief History
July 27, 2019

Symphonic Education Programs
April 10, 2019

Discussion Panels with Yvonne Caruthers:

Entrepreneurs in Music — and Don't Forget about Mozart!
3/24/08 - 4/4/08

Librarians: In their own words
9/10/07 - 9/21/07

Engaging the Community
August 21 - 31, 2006