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Pamela de Almeida is a native of Long Beach, California and a graduate of Occidental College, where she was a student of Joseph Di Tullio.  Throughout her career, she has been a member of professional symphony orchestras in four countries, including the Birmingham Symphony (Alabama), the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonia of Auckland (New Zealand), the Sao Paulo State Symphony and the Sao Paulo Municipal Theater Orchestras (Brazil); and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Australia).  While in New Zealand, she was a National Recording Artist for the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation and a founding member of the "New Music Group", which performed a subscription concert series and numerous radio broadcasts and toured throughout New Zealand. During her eight-year residence in Australia, she was also a National Recording Artists for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a member and soloist with the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and a frequent guest artist with the Adelaide String Quartet. She has taught at number of music schools and summer festivals, including the New England Music Camp (Oakland, Maine), Canterbury Summer School of Music (New Zealand), Auckland University (NZ), University of Adelaide Summer School of Music (Australia), and was the cello coach for the San Fernando Valley Youth Orchestras and summer chamber music program (Cal State University Northridge) from 1987 to 1997.

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