Carolina Gómez Gordon
Teaching Artist, Cello
Carolina Gómez Gordon received her Bachelor of Music from Roosevelt University and her Master of Music degree and Performance Certificate from DePaul University, where she studied with Stephen Balderston. Mrs. Gómez Gordon came to the United States from her native Colombia after being awarded with a talent scholarship at Roosevelt University’s School of Music. She is a Suzuki-trained cello instructor and has over 13 years of teaching experience. Her students have been a part of programs such as Blue Lake Fine Arts Summer Camp, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Illinois Music Educators Association Orchestras and All-State Honors Orchestra. In addition to ChiME, she teaches privately at Downers Grove South High School, Hinsdale United Methodist Church, and at her home studio in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago.
As a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Mrs. Gómez Gordon was awarded a fellowship for the 2000-2002 seasons. Through the Civic Orchestra, Ms. Gómez Gordon played under the batons of Christoph Eschenbach, William Eddins, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Jaarvi, Pierre Boulez, and Daniel Baremboim, among others. She also performed with the Festival Orchestra of the Europaisches Musikfest Stuttgart for the 2002-2003 seasons. An avid chamber musician, Mrs. Gómez Gordon attended the Colorado College and Manchester Chamber Music Festivals. She has collaborated with artists such as Eteri Andjaparidze, Stephan Hersh, Ilya Kaler, and is currently a member of International Chamber Artists.
Besides teaching and playing the cello, Mrs. Gómez Gordon enjoys being a freelance vocalist, helping the Hispanic community through her work as a Spanish medical interpreter, and spending time with her husband, Chris, and their daughter, Maria Antonia.