For over 30 years, collaborative pianist Sonja Grimes has performed in countless recitals, masterclasses and competitions. In Philadelphia, she served as collaborative pianist for villanova University, the Baldwin School, and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. She currently serves on the faculty at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul and performs throughout the Twin Cities. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Daniel Paul Horn. As a student of Lambert Orkis and Charles Abramovic, she earned her Master's Degree in Accompanying, Chamber Music, and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Sonja also maintains a private piano teaching studio, is a Master Certified Teacher with the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association, and leads the Musikgarten program at Salem Covenant Church and Northwestern's Academy of Music.