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

42nd Undergraduate Symposium | EMU CELLO  Young Artist Grace Frielink and pianist Yejin Choi have been selected to present at EMU's Undergraduate Symposium. Join them on March 25 to watch their presentation “Un poco Allegretto” from Sonata for Violoncello and Piano by Henriëtte Bosmans. Explore the Symposium here

March 14, 2022 (4:00 PM, ARH 106) | 'Music for Communities' with Teagan Faran, Violinist & Multidisciplinary Social Artist. Join us for a special discussion on community musicianship with Ms. Faran. She'll be sharing her experiences as a musician enacting social-change through concerts, education programs, and commissioning projects. More info here.

EMU High School Honors Orchestra | On February 26, we welcomed the EMU Honor String Orchestra, which was comprised of over 60 students from 20 different high schools in Michigan! Bravo to all the players and especially the cello section who worked with Prof. Pae in her sectional and masterclass! Watch their performance here.

MEET EMU CELLO's 2021-2022 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. This is 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

New Release: 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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