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UWW Cello Fest


What is Cello  Fest?

Are you ready to experience the magic of the cello?  Don't miss the chance to work with UW-Whitewater Faculty and the featured special guest! Open to advanced middle school players through adults. 

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Limited to the first 100 registrants. Registrations accepted online until Monday, April 8, 2024. The $50 event fee includes instruction, rosin rag and insurance. 

Spots are limited, so make sure you reserve your spot today!

2024 Featured Guest

Robert deMaine

We are thrilled to have the legendary Robert deMaine as our guest artist!  Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” Robert deMaine is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. deMaine has an amazing track record of successful orchestral auditions for major orchestras, despite enormous competition. He also has a brilliant mind and the ability to clearly articulate his approach to practicing and to music in general. 

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Event Schedule

8:30 am - Welcome
9:00 am - Cello Orchestra Rehearsal
10:30 am - Workshop by Robert deMaine
12:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)/Trying out cello strings
1:00 pm - Cello Orchestra Rehearsal
1:50 pm - Mock orchestral auditions
2:35 pm - Masterclass by Robert deMaine
3:20 pm - Cello Orchestra Rehearsal
4:30 pm - Concert
5:15 pm - Adjourn 

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

#5 The Cello is the Coolest Instrument

Cello, the coolest instrument ever, is best when shared with other people! A day spent with like-minded cello fans is inspiring for months and months!

#4 This Year's Theme is Orchestral Excerpts and Auditions

One of the best and most rewarding outlets for cello playing is found playing in an orchestra. In addition, polishing and perfecting the tricky excerpts from the many symphonies and overtures is a great way to advance our skills on the instrument. The theme of this spring’s Cello Clinic is all about these excerpts and the process of using them to audition for orchestras. 

#3 Cello Fest Receives Rave Reviews 

For the past 25 years, since its inception, the UWW Cello Day has consistently received rave reviews and feedback from participants, which is why so many people keep returning year after year!

#2 Benefit from Faculty Expertise & Guidance 

Dr. Whitcomb, the other members of Cello Canto, the UWW Cello Ensemble, and the other members of the UWW Cello Club provide every participant with the technical and musical advice they need for optimal advancement.

#1 Masterclass by Robert deMaine

This year's featured guest is the legendary Robert deMaine, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet and work with one of the greatest cellists on the planet!

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