Jeraldine Sanders Herbison

Jeraldine Saunders Herbison is a native of Richmond, Virginia. She earned her bachelor's degree from Virginia State College (now Virginia State University) where she studied theory and composition with Undine Smith Moore. She also attended the University of Michigan division of the National Music Camp, University of Alaska, Central Connecticut State University and Hampton University. She is a retired teacher of orchestral music in the secondary schools of Virginia and Maryland. A violinist, she has performed with several college and community orchestras. Her compositions include many instrumental chamber works, orchestra pieces, and vocal works. Several of her cello works have been performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. Her Cello Concerto No. 1 was commissioned and performed by the Afro-American Chamber Music Society. Saltarello is from Five Short Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 30.