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.

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2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 2)

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018 Cello Seminar Highlights (Part 1)

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Meet the 2018 Seminar Students

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018 Sitka Cello Seminar

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

"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 [...]

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018 Cello Seminar.

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.