Elaine Anderson University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance OH, 44601
Instruments:Cello, Theory

Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:20 years
Rate:$30 / hr


Personal Statement

My passion is teaching and playing the cello. I have seen the cello change people’s lives in very positive ways. I can help you with your cello playing goals and your goals toward a degree in music, if that is what you desire. I have been very fortunate to study with great teachers including both Ann and Ardyth Alton, Carlton McCreery, chamber music with members of the the American String Quartet, and orchestral literature with Nathan Stutch. My credentials include a Doctorate in Cello Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Alabama, a Masters in Music in Cello Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelors in Music in string education from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Personally, I have served as principal cellist of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in Alabama. I have been featured as a soloist with the National Symphony of Bolivia, and with orchestras in Ohio, North Carolina and Minnesota. I was on the cello artist faculty of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina for ten summers. Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mount Union. Besides teaching cello, chamber music, music theory and music literature courses,I conduct the chamber orchestra and supervise all string activity. I enjoy playing recitals with other faculty members and subbing in regional orchestras in the area.

Education / Training

Present Position: Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mount Union

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance, 1999.
D.M.A. document topic: John Taveners “The Protecting Veil”
Manhattan School of Music, New York City. Master of Music in Cello Performance and Music Theory, 1992.
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. Bachelor of Music in Public School Strings, summa cum laude, 1990.

Cello studies with Carlton McCreery at the University of Alabama
Cello studies with Ardyth Alton at the Manhattan School of Music
Cello studies with Ann Alton at Concordia College
Chamber music studies with the American String Quartet
Chamber music studies with the Cadek Trio
Orchestral studies with Nathan Stutch
Bass studies with Mike Johnson
Conducting studies with David Gilbert
Conducting studies with Dr. J. Robert Hanson
Ear Training pedagogy with Dr. Robert Abramson
Theory pedagogy with Dr. Daniel A. Ricigliano
Yo-Yo Ma Masterclass
Carter Brey Masterclass

Elaine Anderson