UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2019 so the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Seminar is still available. Decisions will be made and announced in April. The Seminar will be held July 3-21, 2019, in Sitka, Alaska. Students must be at least 18 years old. Click here to apply for [...]
Highlights from the Second Week of the Sitka International Cello Seminar The participants in the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar have packed their bags and said their goodbyes as another wonderful week drew to a close, marking the end of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar. Last week they performed at the Rotary Club, [...]
Highlights from the first half of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Over the last 10 days, the Sitka International Cello Seminar participants have been actively engaging with the Sitka community in a variety of ways. They have performed at the Pioneer Home, the Sitka Public Library, the Mean Queen, the Chamber of Commerce, [...]
We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2018 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Born in Oakland, California, William Cayanan is a cellist and composer and has recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance with a minor in composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with [...]
"Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar "The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2018. Decisions will [...]
We had such a wonderful time with the cellists of the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar! For more information on these talented young artists, follow this link.
Tuesday, July 11th at 6:30pm - Cafe Concert at Mean Queen - A free 1-hr concert Wednesday, July 12th at 5:30pm - Cafe Concert at Rios - A free 1-hr concert Friday, July 14th at 12:30pm - Pop-up Concert at Sitka Public Library - a free 1/2 hour concert Tuesday, July 18th at 6:30pm - Cafe Concert at Mean Queen - A free 1-hr concert Wednesday, [...]
We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2017 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Isa AlNajem was born in Bahrain in 1994, and was initially taught by his father the oud - a traditional Middle-Eastern instrument - which was intended to be his primary instrument. With professional training on the [...]
We continue to make progress in the restoration and renovation of Stevenson Hall, the building we own on the historic Sheldon Jackson campus in Sitka. Last week, we started work on replacing the roof, another big step in preserving this wonderful building for decades to come.
Here's a neat perspective of our current Stevenson Hall side-by-side with renderings of what the renovated space will look like. Enjoy!