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Sheila Laughton

Sheila Laughton

  • Instrument: Cello
  • Role: Assistant Principal

Sheila Laughton grew up in a large musical family in Ontario. After earning degrees in English Literature at Oberlin College and Music Performance at the University of Toronto, Sheila assumed the position of Principal Cellist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax. Since 1975, she has held the chair of Assistant Principal Cello with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has played two summer seasons with the Rome Opera Orchestra. She is also active as a cello teacher, a role which she very much enjoys. Sheila and her husband Wei Yew, a graphic designer, have four daughters.