Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
Cello Choir, conducted by Dr. Michael Griffith

2022 Cello Festival

Saturday, April 9, 2022

We hope you will join us at the 2022 UW Cello Festival for an inspiring and informative day of CELLO.  We are so excited to have Kenneth Slowik (from the Smithsonian Institution) and Rick Mooney with us this year!
This in-person event will be held in our beautiful Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts on the UW campus. For those of you who can't make it in person, a livestream registration option is now available.
For the safety of all, we ask that in-person participants be vaccinated and wear face coverings.


Focus on Historical Performance Practice

Artistic Director Dr. Beth Vanderborgh, with special guests:

  • Kenneth Slowik, Smithsonian Institution
  • Rick Mooney, National Cello Institute
  • Douglas Moore, Cellist and Conductor
  • Rebecca Murdock, Cellist and Conductor
  • Evan Orman, Denver Violins


  • A Guide to Performing Solo Bach - Kenneth Slowik
  • Cello Masterclass on Historical Performance Practice - Kenneth Slowik
  • Cello Masterclass on Suzuki Repertoire - Rick Mooney
  • Intermediate and Advanced Cello Choirs (for participants) - Douglas Moore and Rebecca Murdock, conductors
  • Everything to know about the Baroque Bow - Evan Orman, Bow Maker
  • Evening Gala Concert - Schubert's glorious Cello Quintet
    • John Fadial and Andrew Giordano, violins
    • Claudine Bigelow, viola
    • Kenneth Slowik and Beth Vanderborgh, cello
      • With introductory remarks about the genesis of the quintet by Kenneth Slowik


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 information here.


For more information contact:


Registration Form

Festival Registration: $30 (Includes activities, lunch, and evening concert)

This registration fee guarantees your spot at the 2022 UW Cello Festival and includes all events and a ticket to the "Kenneth Slowik and Friends Concert". We can accommodate up to 75 cellists in the Cello Choir (on a first registered basis) and beyond that, observers are welcome. The "Kenneth Slowik and Friends Concert" concert is a ticketed event. Your ticket, lunch and access to all events will be included in this $30 fee.

We now have a livestream option! The following events will be livestreamed:

  • Rick Mooney Masterclass
  • Evan Orman bow lecture
  • Kenneth Slowik Masterclass
  • Cello Choir Concert
  • Schubert concert

Should you need to withdraw from the Festival, the $30 registration fee will be refunded, minus a $10 processing fee.

If a minor is participating in the Festival they will need to complete minor registration forms which will be emailed upon successful registration.

Payments can be made:
  1. Online on the BCPA Box Office website here.
  2. In person (Monday-Friday, 10-4pm)
  3. Over the phone at (307) 766-6666
  4. Mail Payment to: 
    Fine Arts Box Office
    Dept. 3951
    1000 E. University Ave.
    Laramie, WY 82071

Click here to Donate to keep the Cello Festival rolling!


Please contact Lexis Hamilton at if you have any questions!


Play Moore Cello - Doug Moore will have a vareity of his wonderful arrangements for multiple cellos for purchase. For more information click here.

Artino - cellists are invited to try Artino cellos in the Lobby.  Artino representative Estefan will be ready to assist you. Also, check out the latest accessories.

Denver Violins - Evan Orman from Denver Violins will have a selection of cellos to try in room 1016.













Wyoming Arts Council
Contact Us

Department of Music

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326


Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window) Find us on Instagram (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon