Prysm Strings Faculty
Building community through music, Arab-American cellist Annie Barley Givler is the Program Manager for Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY), a partnership of Philadelphia music education organizations united in the support of BIPOC student musicians wishing to pursue careers in the field. As a performer, Annie is an incredibly versatile cellist, at home in a multitude of genres. She has performed all over the world in ensembles ranging from professional symphony orchestras to Kanye West’s back-up band. Annie can be heard on Bridge, Cantaloupe, and New Amsterdam Records. As an educator, Annie specializes in culturally responsive music pedagogy. She is in high demand as a Suzuki cello teacher and clinician, frequently teaching and leading workshops all over the world. Annie has taught in the music classroom for the past 15 years at Greene Street Friends School and KIPP Charter Schools in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia, building programs from infancy to maturity. Currently the Vice-President of Strings with the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association, Annie maintains a private cello studio in Bryn Mawr. As Founder and Director of Connected Arts LLC, Annie is committed to the vision of the highest quality music education for all.