Biography

Sinella graduated from CSU Stanislaus with the honor of Magna Cum Laude in 2014. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in instrumental music education and violin performance. Sinella was recently accepted into the San Francisco School of Music and Dance for her Master’s Degree in violin performance with a full scholarship starting Fall 2014. Sinella has studied the violin with Geoffrey Mulder, Ali Jafari Pouyan, Golriz Zarbakhsh, and Nima Zahedi. She was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at the age of 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. Sinella has performed in different countries and cities as a violinist and vocalist.
Sinella has sung in Townsend Opera’s productions. She took voice lessons with Shahla Milani, and Dr. Daniel Afonso, and was a member of the CSUS Chamber Singers for couple of years. She won the first place in the International Christian Music Festival in 2010. Sinella joined Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity in 2011, and has served as the musicale chair. Sinella was chosen as the outstanding student of the year from the CSUS Music Department, and received the Dean’s award of excellence. Sinella was nominated for membership, and initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi chapter of CSU Stanislaus. She was also awarded the scholarship of the Special Talent from the Assyrian American Association of Southern California in 2011. She has served as the concertmistress of the CSU Stanislaus Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in different orchestras, such as Townsend Opera Orchestra, and MJC community orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist with the Mesopotamia Orchestra. She has served as the orchestra manager, and taught different classes at the CSUS summer music camp for four years. Sinella was the assistant conductor of Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra for two years. She was the violin instructor at the Healing Nation- non profit organization in Modesto. Sinella has her own violin studio, and she enjoys very much teaching younger students.

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