Sitka International Cello Seminar

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Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020 Seminar. 

The Sitka International Cello Seminar brings together top collegiate cellists from around the world for a three week immersion course with International Artist Zuill Bailey and Master Teacher Dr. Melissa Kraut in beautiful Sitka, Alaska.  The 20-day Seminar includes private lessons, master classes, performance opportunities, outreach opportunities, films, score study, career workshops and discussions. Click on the 2020 Seminar post below to learn more.

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Cello Seminar 2020

November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

"The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar "Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 [...]

Dr. Melissa Kraut
Dr. Melissa KrautEducation Director
Dr. Melissa Kraut is recognized as one of the leading pedagogues of her generation. She holds degrees from CIM, the University of Iowa and Northwestern University, and has studied with Alan Harris and Hans-Jørgen Jensen. Additionally, Dr. Kraut has participated in master classes of cellists Aldo Parisot, Frank Miller, Yo-Yo Ma, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and David Soyer.
Zuill Bailey
Zuill BaileyArtistic Director
Zuill Bailey is a graduate of the Juilliard School, he has appeared with major orchestras internationally. He is a professor of cello at the University of Texas at El Paso, and Artistic Director for the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the El Paso Pro Musica, and the Northwest Bach Festival.