2023 Cello Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2023


We hope you will join us at the 2023 UW Cello Festival for an inspiring and informative day of CELLO.  We are so excited to have Guy Johnston (from the Eastman School of Music) as our distinguished guest this year!  This in-person event will be held in our beautiful Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts on the UW campus.  


A Day of Community and Inspiration 

Artistic Director Dr. Beth Vanderborgh, with special guests: 

  • Guy Johnston, Eastman School of Music 

  • Lawrence Stomberg, University of Delaware 

  • Leslie Jones, American College of Greece- Deree 

  • Douglas Moore, Cellist and Conductor 

  • Robert Stahly, Cellist and Conductor 

  • Stephanie Flores, University of Wyoming 


  • Cello Masterclass – Guy Johnston  

  • Technique Workshop – Guy Johnston 

  • How to Practice with Stephanie Flores 

  • Playing Class for Adult Learners with Leslie Jones 

  • Cello Masterclass – Lawrence Stomberg 

  • Intermediate and Advanced Cello Choirs (for participants) - Douglas Moore and Robert Stahly, conductors 

  • Evening Gala Concert - TBA 

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: 

  • Jaxon Cox, IT Specialist 

  • Tiger Robison, Education Specialist


Registration Form 

Festival Registration: $25 (Includes activities, lunch, and evening concert) 

This registration fee guarantees your spot at the 2023 UW Cello Festival and includes all events and a ticket to the evening performance. We can accommodate up to 75 cellists in the Cello Choir (on a first registered basis) and beyond that, observers are welcome. Your ticket, lunch and access to all events will be included in this $25 fee. 

The Cello Choir Concert will take place at 5:00 pm.  It is free and open to the public, so bring your entourage! 

Should you need to withdraw from the Festival, the $25 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: 

  • Online on the BCPA Box Office website here. 

  • In person (Monday-Friday, 12-6pm) 

  • Over the phone at (307) 766-6666 

  • 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 lhami10@uwyo.edu if you have any questions! 












Wyoming Arts Council
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Department of Music

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: musicdpt@uwyo.edu

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