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Dr. Hannah K. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  She has been a member of the Modesto Symphony since 1981 as well as principal cellist of the Patten Symphonette in Oakland, CA.  She has substituted as a cellist in various local professional orchestras.  She especially enjoyed the two international tours with youth and college orchestras (2004, Italy; 1990, Russia).  Dr. Harrington is known for her love of teaching and coaching young musicians.  She also holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies and has been a professor at Patten University for many years.