"Growing up in a musical family in Milwaukee, I had many role models for how to be a musician. The most sustaining was how to be a well-rounded human being. Making music is a way into our deepest expression – communicating with others. Learning to play the cello is a means to that end. My primary goal as a teacher is to share my love for music with my students. By engaging students in a fun and stimulating way, I aim to provide a creative and challenging environment for learning."
Sandi-Jo currently serves on the adjunct cello faculty at Northeastern University. She has served on the faculties of the International Composers' Conference at Wellesley College, the International String Conference in Pennsylvania, Powers Music School, and Brookline Music School, and has led master classes at the Longy School of Music. She taught cello lessons for non-music majors during her student years at Oberlin College.
Ms. Malmon is an active chamber music and orchestral performer. She made her Lincoln Center debut in 1991 with the Boston Quartet. As a member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble, she performs extensively throughout New England and the Midwest. She has concertized with a variety of ensembles in the UK and Europe. She has been a member of the Lake George Opera Festival since 1997 and is currently cellist of the Aryaloka Quartet, which recently returned from a debut concert tour in England. Ms. Malmon has recorded for numerous documentaries including The String Theory, a NOVA program on PBS. She can be heard on Blue Hill, North Star and Lakewest Records as well as Pamet River Recordings.
- degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Longy School of Music
- studied with Richard Kapuscinski, Paul Tobias, Eugene Lehner, and Robert Koff
- serves as the Librarian for Collection Development at the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University