Cello Studio

 

 

Student playing the cell

Music is the language of the heart without words — Shinichi Suzuki

As a cellist at UAF, students have opportunities to join the vibrant cello community in Alaska at any level of their development. Students who are either looking to begin their cello studies or who enjoy small ensemble playing can enroll in Class Lessons, while those with more experience may take Private Lessons, in which students study the cello through specific techniques and repertoire. All UAF cellists may participate in a variety of ensembles, including the Northern Lights String Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Nanook String Quartet, UAF chamber ensembles, and the Fairbanks Cello Festival. Many cellists at UAF engage in educational outreach and are actively involved with UAF’s National Association for Music Education chapter. UAF cellists also have regular performance engagements at Music at One, masterclasses with guest artists, recitals in the renowned Davis Concert Hall, and side-by-side performances with UAF Music Department faculty.

 

 

 

  

 

Daniel Strawser

Daniel Strawser

Term Instructor

Cello Studio

Fine Arts 211

Dr. Daniel Strawser is an active cellist throughout the United States who has taught at all levels of music education. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Strawser studied music education at Denison University and holds masters and doctoral degrees in cello performance from the University of Memphis, where he studied with Brazilian cellist Leo Altino.

 

 

Join an ensemble and find joy in musical collaboration

Students have many opportunities to perform in ensembles, of various sizes, to grow their musical expertise and collaborative skills. Joining an ensemble is a critical part of music education and exploration. Students who join ensembles put musical theory into practice, expand their musical repertoire, and develop critical communication skills. Ensemble music is a joy shared between equal partners who are working together to create a new sound.