Artistic Director

Dr. Sally Singer Tuttle has given numerous world premiere performances of solo and chamber works in Europe and throughout the United States and performed as a soloist with orchestras with the Pleven Philharmonic, Bulgaria, the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, New York and the Danbury Symphony, Connecticut, amongst others. She also appeared with the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Russia performing the Beethoven Triple concerto. Chamber performances highlights include the Tanglewood Music Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, first prize in the John Ireland Chamber Music Competition, British National Television appearances, the Governor's Mansion, WA, the Vovka Ashkenazy Piano Trio, and collaborations with leading artists Ian Swensen, Nathaniel Rosen, Heasook Rhee, Steven Doane, Anthony Elliott and Rachel Barton Pine. Recent World premier performances include the works of composers Laura Kaminsky, Wayne Horvitz, Bern Herbolsheimer, Thomas Flaherty and Marilyn Shrude.

 Sally is the Cellist and Artistic Director for the New York based organization Sankusem, which is dedicated to the exploration and performance of African Music written for classical instruments. She will soon release a CD of works written by the Ghanaian composer Kwabena Nketia, along with pianist George Francois and violinist Rachel Barton Pine. Together with violinist Jennifer Caine, Sally is also currently recording Lou Harrison's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Gamelan, with Jarrad Powell's acclaimed ensemble Gamelan Pacifica.  Sally is a member of the Volta Piano Trio, (formerly the Icicle Creek Piano Trio), who released two CDs highly acclaimed by Gramophone, The Strad and Fanfare magazines, the American Record Guide and others, under the label Con Brio recordings.  NPR broadcasted a live Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival performance given by the Trio on the national show "Performance Today". 

A committed educator, Dr. Singer Tuttle is the cello and bass professor at Whitman College, and teaches a private studio. She has given masterclasses in America, the UK and Australia and has judged many young artist competitions and given chamber and orchestral clinics throughout the States. In her role as former Co-Artistic Director and at the Icicle Creek Music Center, Sally co-directed the International Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Music Institute and the annual Youth Symphony Chamber programs and invited Midori, Mark O'Connor and the Tokyo String Quartet, amongst many others, to perform and to work with young artists from the NW region. 

Dr. Singer Tuttle plays a cello made in England by Samuel Bernard Fendt in 1835.