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2018 Schedule

Cello Festival

Registration fee; $30
Includes; activities, “Lynn Harrell and Friends” concert, vendors, and lunch


9:30 A.M. – Greetings/Registration in Main lobby/ Vendors

Enter the Cello Case Raffle to win a beautiful case from Eastman Strings
Visit Boomer Music’s tables with cello accessories

10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Cello Choir Rehearsal- Directed by Dr. Michael Griffith

The UW Cello Festival Cello Choir is open to all participants.  There will be two levels of music, one for intermediate players and one for advanced. Advanced players are encouraged to play all selections. Indicate your level on the registration page. Music will be sent to you for preparation before the festival. We are very grateful to Douglas Moore for providing many of his arrangements. Find more at

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Technique Workshop with Lynn Harrell

Bring your cellos and be ready to experiment as Mr. Harrell helps us with techniques for beautiful tone production.

12:30 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. LUNCH in the Lobby.  Check out our vendors:

Eastman Strings – Demo Cellos in the Recital Hall

Boomer Music – Cello accessories, music and more.

PlayMooreCello-  Doug Moore’s Cello Choir Arrangements

1:15 P.M.3:15 P.M. Cello Masterclass with Lynn Harrell

Lynn Harrell shares his mastery and insights with five lucky/talented cellists as they perform for us in an open masterclass.  If you are interested in playing on this masterclass, please indicate your desire on the registration page.  You will be asked to send in a live video recording for review.

3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Q&A with Mr. Harell

3:30 P.M.4:00 P.M. BREAK

4:00 P.M.4:30 P.M.  “‘Cello Making 101; What Every Cellists Needs to Know’.”

Luthier Christopher Dungey gives a presentation about the fine points of cello making.  As maker of Lynn Harrell’s instrument, he will share his unique perspective on the creative process.  Questions about the day-to-day maintenance of the cello will be addressed.


6:15 P.M.7:30 P.M. Dinner break – on your own

7:30 P.M. “Lynn Harrell and Friends” Gala Concert in BCPA Concert Hall

Bach Cello Suite #?

Brahms Op. 18 Sextet in Bb

With John Fadial, Jennifer Ross; violin
Barbara Hamilton, Paul Primus; viola       
Lynn Harrell, Beth Vanderborgh; cello


Eastman Strings- Demo Eastman Cellos in the Recital Hall

Boomer Music – Boomer will all kinds of other musical necessities, including strings, rock stops, metronomes, etc.

Play Moore Cello - Doug Moore will have a variety of his wonderful arrangements for multiple cellos for purchase.

Christopher Dungey – Commission a cello.



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Beth Vanderborgh

Phone: 336 312 7688


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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