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The Sitka International Cello Seminar is now in session and will culminate in the annual Sitka Cellobration on Saturday, July 21st at 7:00pm in Harrigan Centennial Hall.

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2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

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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 [...]

2018 Cello Seminar

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2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Today marks the last day of a wonderful first week at the Sitka International Cello Seminar! Our students have now played several small Pop-up and Cafe Concerts around [...]

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2018 has been a wonderful year for our festival, with friends new and old, good weather, amazing community, and beautiful music. Thanks to Christine Davenport, Rich McClear, and Yuliya Gorenman for capturing the experience [...]

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The 2018 Festival will be held June 5 – July 1.

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Dates for the 2018-2019 season in Anchorage: Sept 7-16, 2018 and Feb 8-10, 2019.

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Songs for Lenny in Anchorage April 12 and Sitka April 14.

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2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

Highlights from the first half of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Over the last 10 [...]

2018 Cello Seminar

2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar Today marks the last day of a wonderful first week [...]

2018 Festival Photos

2018 has been a wonderful year for our festival, with friends new and old, good weather, [...]

Week 4 Schedule 2018

June 26-July 1 at the Sitka Summer Music Festival We can't believe it's already the [...]

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Stevenson Hall Renovation

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Stevenson Hall Gets a New Roof

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 […]

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Sitka International Cello Seminar

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2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

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 […]

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We’re LIVE at the Mean Queen with students from the cello seminar for another wonderful cafe concert! If you missed us tonight, come to Ludvig’s Wine Bar tomorrow night at 5:30pm for our last free concert of the seminar! ... See MoreSee Less

We’re LIVE at the Mean Queen with students from the cello seminar for another wonderful cafe concert! If you missed us tonight, come to Ludvig’s Wine Bar tomorrow night at 5:30pm for our last free concert of the seminar!

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After their performance today at the Sitka Public Library, our cello seminar students held a Q&A on all things cello, fielding questions about how cellos are made, their own careers, and the music they performed! ... See MoreSee Less

After their performance today at the Sitka Public Library, our cello seminar students held a Q&A on all things cello, fielding questions about how cellos are made, their own careers, and the music they performed!

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After their performance today at the @sitkapubliclibrary, our cello seminar students held a Q&A on all things cello, fielding questions about how cellos are made, their own careers, and the music they performed! ... See MoreSee Less

After their performance today at the @sitkapubliclibrary, our cello seminar students held a Q&A on all things cello, fielding questions about how cellos are made, their own careers, and the music they performed!

Today's #StudentSpotlight, Robyn Neidhold, is a familiar face here at the festival - she has been in attendance for the last three consecutive years!

Robyn has performed professionally since age thirteen. In eighth grade, Robyn auditioned for and won a contract with the Reno Philharmonic and in the same year won the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Concerto Competition with the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

She spent two years performing with the Indiana University orchestras as a principal cellist, including one semester as principal of the top orchestra. Through the University, she performed with Joshua Bell and performed Krzysztof Penderecki’s St Luke Passion with Penderecki himself. As a professional she was also a contract cellist with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic from 2017-2018.

Robyn’s other accomplishments include earning principal cello positions with the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of America, Tanglewood (BUTI) Symphony Orchestra and Nevada All-State Orchestra. Robyn is the only cellist to have won Command Performance at the NMEA All-State Conference in Nevada four years in a row. Robyn has attended nationally known summer programs including Meadowmount, Tanglewood, Young Artist Program, Music at Menlo, and of course the Sitka International Cello Seminar.

Many eminent teachers have influence Robyn’s life as a cellist. Robyn has performed on masterclasses for distinguished cellist such as, Hans Jørgen Jensen , Lynn Harrell, Wendy Warner, Alisa Weilerstein and Joan Jenrenaud. Her past teachers include Dmitri Atapine, UNR professor and member of the Argenta Trio, noted Suzuki cello educator, Emily Uhlman and Eric Kim, former principal of Cincinnati Symphony and cello professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

This spring Robyn earned her BM in cello performance at Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music under Eric Kim as a Premier Young Artist. She will be continuing her studies as a graduate student at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music with Hans Jørgen Jensen.

Welcome to Sitka, Robyn! Sitka Summer Music Festival Zuill Bailey Melissa Kraut

You can hear all of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar participants perform at Cellobration on July 21st at 7:00pm in Harrigan Centennial Hall! Tickets are available online at artful.ly/sitka-summer-music-festival, at Old Harbor Books in downtown Sitka, or at the door.
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Todays #StudentSpotlight, Robyn Neidhold, is a familiar face here at the festival - she has been in attendance for the last three consecutive years! 

Robyn has performed professionally since age thirteen.  In eighth grade, Robyn auditioned for and won a contract with the Reno Philharmonic and in the same year won the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Concerto Competition with the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations. 

She spent two years performing with the Indiana University orchestras as a principal cellist, including one semester as principal of the top orchestra.  Through the University, she performed with Joshua Bell and performed Krzysztof Penderecki’s St Luke Passion with Penderecki himself.  As a professional she was also a contract cellist with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic from 2017-2018.

Robyn’s other accomplishments include earning principal cello positions with the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of America, Tanglewood (BUTI) Symphony Orchestra and Nevada All-State Orchestra. Robyn is the only cellist to have won Command Performance at the NMEA All-State Conference in Nevada four years in a row.  Robyn has attended nationally known summer programs including Meadowmount, Tanglewood, Young Artist Program, Music at Menlo, and of course the Sitka International Cello Seminar.  

Many eminent teachers have influence Robyn’s life as a cellist. Robyn has performed on masterclasses for distinguished cellist such as, Hans Jørgen Jensen , Lynn Harrell, Wendy Warner, Alisa Weilerstein and Joan Jenrenaud. Her past teachers include Dmitri Atapine, UNR professor and member of the Argenta Trio, noted Suzuki cello educator, Emily Uhlman and Eric Kim, former principal of Cincinnati Symphony and cello professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. 

This spring Robyn earned her BM in cello performance at Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music under Eric Kim as a Premier Young Artist.  She will be continuing her studies as a graduate student at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music with Hans Jørgen Jensen.

Welcome to Sitka, Robyn! Sitka Summer Music Festival Zuill Bailey Melissa Kraut

You can hear all of the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar participants perform at Cellobration on July 21st at 7:00pm in Harrigan Centennial Hall! Tickets are available online at artful.ly/sitka-summer-music-festival, at Old Harbor Books in downtown Sitka, or at the door.

 

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Zuill Bailey and Susan Wingrove-Reed performing Boccherini/Piatigorsky at the Sitka Performing Arts Center this week! Photo credit: Alex Bailey ... See MoreSee Less

Zuill Bailey and Susan Wingrove-Reed performing Boccherini/Piatigorsky at the Sitka Performing Arts Center this week! Photo credit: Alex Bailey
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