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Tennessee Cello Workshop

February 27 to March 1, 2015

The Tennessee Cello Workshop is an extensive three-day exploration and celebration of cello playing and music making. The workshop consists of a series of master classes, lecture presentations, cello ensemble events, cello competitions, and concerts. The Tennessee Cello Workshop (TCW) encourages all interested in the cello--professional and pre-professional cellists, amateurs of all ages, young cellists, & cello enthusiasts--to participate. One can participate on a huge variety of levels of proficiency on the instrument. The one unifying characteristic of all registrants is a great love for the cello.

Over the years the TCW has had many of the country's foremost cellist pedagogues on our faculty. This year I am privileged to be joined by guest artist faculty David Ying, Susan Moses, Robert O’Brien, Mark Rudoff, Dan Allcott, Kirsten Cassel Greer, Avi Friedlander, Lisa Liske-Doorandish, and Alicia Randisi-Hooker.

The first 60 registered cellist participants for the three-day event, as well as the first 30 Suzuki workshop registrants who request to, may perform in a master class at the TCW. Interested cellists may also elect to participate in one of our four cello competitions (including the "uncompetition"). We round out our activities with concerts, group scale and technique sessions, cello ensemble activities, lectures on cello-related topics, and the chance to observe the many TCW master classes. There is lots of cello playing throughout the weekend.

Embedded within the TCW are two special programs: the One-day Suzuki Workshop, and the Collaborative Piano Seminar.

The TCW gratefully welcomes and thanks our many sponsors, including the University of Tennessee School of Music, and several highly regarded Violin (read “cello”) Shops. During the weekend workshop participants have the chance to thank representatives from these organizations, as well as shop for music, cellos, bows, and accessories, or get their bows rehaired. Many thanks to you, dear sponsors!

This year’s TCW takes place from February 27 to March 1, 2015 in the beautiful Natalie Haslam Music Center at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I invite you to experience a great weekend of stimulation, growth, and enjoyment at the 2015 Tennessee Cello Workshop!

-Wesley Baldwin,
Professor of Cello, University of Tennessee
Director, Tennessee Cello Workshop


 

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