Prelude and Progressions Orchestra Coach Monique Ross has been actively teaching the cello for six years. After pursuing a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance at both Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and University of Wisconsin-Madison, she went on to become a co-founder and member of SistaStrings. SistaStrings is a string duo that advocates for diversity in the arts. The duo frequently performs and teaches at schools and youth centers. Monique’s goal is to help students better express themselves creatively, cultivating one’s own connection with music. The passion for music that Monique exudes helps motivate and inspire others. Outside of being an educator and one half of SistaStrings, she also tours, records, and travels with other bands and artists.