San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, Often in the pit orchestra with the Actor's Repertory theater in Simi Valley
Cello, Viola, Violin, Mandolin
Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Strings (cello performance) from Cal State Univ. Northridge, PhD in Experimental Pathology from UCLA, Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from UCSB
Love classical, folk, jazz, gypsy swing, and everything in between
Cellist with the San Fernando Valley Symphony since 2009, Frequently play for the Actor's Repertory Theater of Simi, Numerous gigs around town with small chamber groups
About Nancy Perillo
Nancy began playing the cello at the age of nine. During her school years, she played with the Southwest Youth Symphony, the All-Southern California High School Honor Orchestra, and local chamber groups. While in college at the Univ. of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), she studied Biochemistry and continued to play her cello, performing with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the University Symphony. Nancy enjoyed studying both science and music, and decided to pursue a career in basic biomedical research, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from UCSB, and later a PhD in Experimental Pathology from UCLA. After several years working in basic biomedical research, she refocused her efforts back to music and her cello. She returned to college and completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 2015.
Nancy provides all of her students with a strong foundation of classical training, while also recognizing the unlimited potential of violin-family instruments, and encourages the creative exploration of any musical genre which provides inspiration to her students.