Welcome to the EMU CELLO Studio website! Our active studio includes cellists with diverse music majors including music performance, music education, and music therapy. We are a supportive studio where each student receives individual attention, career mentorship, and a wide range of educational, performance, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Our students maintain an active performing schedule, participate in music festivals throughout the country, and several have won local, national, and international competitions! We hope you will consider Eastern Michigan University's Cello Studio as your future musical home! If you have any questions please contact Prof. Deborah Pae.

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News and Announcements

📣 SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 10 at 7:00 PM (Pease Auditorium) | Join us for the Seetoo Scholarship Celebration Concert featuring performances by our young artists, faculty (Profs. Deborah Pae and Daniel Foster, Dr. Hyun-Jin Lim) and GRAMMY award-winning artist, Da-Hong Seetoo! Audience members will be seated 360 degrees around the artists on the stage of historic Pease Auditorium! More info here

📣 SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 10 at 12:15 PM (Alexander Building 106) |  EMU Music & Dance is looking forward to welcoming SIX-TIME GRAMMY award-winning recording engineer and producer to our campus for an open conversation with Professor of Cello, Deborah Pae, about the art of recording and how young artists can embrace recording to improve their listening, musicianship, and expand their professional expertise! More info here

MEET EMU CELLO's 2022-2023 Young Artists here.

Michigan All-State Mini-Series | Prof. Pae released a series of instructional videos for the 2021-2022 MSBOA All-State High School Auditions on YouTube. If you're prepping for this year's auditions, check out these videos to help you prepare! They are a treasure trove of cello technique and musical wisdom!

BIG NEWS | EMU Strings receives TWO NEW SCHOLARSHIPS! The Shing Cheng Seetoo Endowed Scholarship for Orchestral Strings and the Zhiwen Situ Cello Scholarship! Read the full announcement

Watch "EMU CELLO | 8 Questions for Prof. Deborah Pae" to learn more about the cello studio. Watch the video on YouTube.


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