Lecturer in Music
Cellist Amanda Gookin is a chamber musician, soloist, and educator living in New York City. She is the co-founder of the innovative string quartet, PUBLIQuartet, specializing in the performance of new music and improvisation. She has given master classes on improvisation and chamber music throughout the U.S. and is a teaching artist in New York City public schools.
Amanda is on faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and has been sought after as a speaker on career development by the Mannes College of Music. Her initiative, the Forward Music Project, commissioned seven new works for solo cello by today’s most forward-thinking composers who encourage social change and empowerment for women and girls. The Forward Music Project opened the “Spring Revolution” festival at National Sawdust on March 1, 2017, the first day of National Women’s History Month.