If you aspire to the very highest level of achievement as a musician and cellist, and hope to pursue those goals in a program (and with a teacher) that will best nurture your growth towards these goals, you would do well to consider applying to the University of Tennessee cello program. With a nationally recognized teacher, increasingly visible cello studio, wonderful guest artists every semester, excellent programs and unique events, the UT cello studio is a nationally important cello program still on the ascent.
Most musicians agree that the single most important element in a student's education is their teacher. For many students, working with a teacher who is also an active concert artist is important, as all of the teaching then comes from the perspective of one who actually knows what it is to perform. Wesley Baldwin is both an active soloist and chamber musician. He is also a fiercely committed and enthusiastic teacher.
Notable Program highlights
- Nationally recognized Tennessee Cello Workshop, a three day event each February which brings world renown pedagogues and performers on campus, along with approximately 150 cellists from throughout the United States for master classes, cello ensemble, three cello competitions, faculty recitals, and lectures.
- Twice weekly studio technique and solo classes for cellists.
- Orchestral excerpts course, taken by many cellists in the studio.
- Enthusiastic, mutually supportive culture in the studio
- Visiting artist master classes for the cello studio each semester
- December 1st
- November 1st for Honors Scholarships