Department of Music

Bonnie Sorensen-Ernst

Bonnie Sorensen-Ernst is the owner and operator of Saint Germain Music Studio. She is a sought-after piano teacher, performer, and adjudicator based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Bonnie Graduated with a master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Southern Methodist University where she studied piano pedagogy with Dr. Samuel Holland and piano performance with Alfred Mouledous, the long-serving pianist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  She has served as adjunct faculty at St. Cloud State University and Southern Methodist University where she has taught class piano and music appreciation and supervised graduate piano pedagogy students.

Bonnie is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Many of her students have achieved Winner status in the annual MMTA Piano Contest Finals and received the highest ratings in Federation Festivals. She emphasizes joy, creativity, and perseverance with long-view goals that focus on each person as a collection of strengths. She feels privileged to share the joy of music making with her students.


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