Prof.(PhD) Zehra Sak Brody
Faculty of Art & Design / Dept. of Music
Short CVAssociate Professor Zehra Sak Brody, (Violin) Ms. Sak Brody received her D.M.A, M.A, and B.A degrees from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory, Turkey, where she studied with Victor Pikayzen, and Reyyan Yücelen. She also took courses from Ilarion Ionescu-Galati and Ayla Erduran. In 2001, Ms. Sak Brody moved to San Francisco, California. During her stay in the United States, she became interested in the Suzuki Method. Over the course of several years, Ms. Sak Brody attended Suzuki violin teaching certification courses from Cathy S. Lee, a pupil of Shinichi Suzuki’s. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Sak Brody was the concertmaster of the Hacettepe Chamber Orchestra under Rengim Gökmen. She has performed with many other orchestras in the United States and Turkey, including the Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Russian Chamber Orchestra, Berkeley Opera, Milli Reasurance Chamber Orchestra, Tekfen Philharmonic and Cemal Reşit Rey Symphony. Prior to Yaşar University, she was a lecturer in violin at Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory and Eskişehir Anadolu University State Conservatory. She worked as a YÜSEM (Yaşar University Continuing Education Center) Coordinator, and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in the Music Department of Yaşar University, Faculty of Art and Design. From 2016 to 2018, she acted as the Head of the Music Department. Sak Brody is currently a faculty member of the Music Department of Yasar University, Faculty of Art and Design. In addition to teaching, she continues to give chamber music concerts and works in the fields of "Special Education Methods" and "Early Age Music Education".
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