Teaching Artist, Cello and Early Childhood
Zoë Douthit was born and raised in New York City where she was homeschooled for 9 years while attending Third Street Music School, studying the cello under the instruction of cellist and conductor Dr. Sibylle Johner. She graduated from Special Music School High School in 2017 while continuing her studies with Sibylle Johner and playing chamber music at The Chamber Music Center of New York, studying under Mary Jo Pagano, Founder and Artistic Director. Zoë performed in master classes taught by Stefan Kartman, Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin and Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic. She attended Wheaton College, where she graduated and received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Pedagogy in the spring of 2021 from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. During her undergraduate years, Zoë performed with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra and sat as principal cellist during her senior year as well as participated in Baroque and chamber ensembles. Throughout her educational studies, she tutored as a practice partner with students at the Kaufman School of Music in New York City and The Chamber Music Center of New York, and taught students in private classes at Wheaton North High School. She has also worked as a summer music camp counselor at the Chamber Music Center of New York and at the Wheaton College Summer Music Camp. For two years, she interned at the Community School of the Arts in Wheaton, Illinois, where she led and coached string group classes and chamber ensembles. When Zoë is not playing her cello she can be found making coffee and teas at a local coffee shop in Wheaton.