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2014 Cello Choir

South Carolina Cello Choir

The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) South Carolina Cello Choir and workshop is for cellists of all ages and ability levels. The annual Cello Choir has taken place every September since it's inception at the University of South Carolina in 1980.

Professionals, amateurs, teachers and students from around the region take part in this musical phenomenon, learning from renowned clinicians and music faculty. 

Cellists of all ages are invited to participate in this year's Cello Choir and workshop. The festival is designed for cellists of all ages and ability levels. We especially invite out-of-state cellists to join us!

The event will begin on Friday, September 12 with afternoon master classes and an evening recital in the Daniel Recital Hall, and will continue on Saturday with a full day of rehearsals and clinics, culminating in an evening performance of ’cello choir music in McAlister Auditorium. Instruments will be on display from sponsoring shops. 

Additional supporters include Bernhardt House of Violins (Greenville), Jim Clinton Violins (Taylors), Cellos2Go (Columbia), William Harris Lee (Chicago), Stephanie Voss Violins (Atlanta), and Carriage House Violins (Boston). 

This is a terrific event for ’cellists of all ages from near beginners who can read music to professionals, and for all lovers of the ’cello as an instrument. We hope to see you there!

This annual event alternates between the University of South Carolina, Furman University, Bob Jones University, Converse College and the College of Charleston.

35th South Carolina Cello Choir

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2014
Location: Furman University Music Department, Greenville, S.C.
Clinician: Melissa Kraut and Alan Weinstein
Cost: $25 Cello Choir registration fee ($30 late fee after September 1), or $20 for Saturday-only participation.  


Friday, September 12, 2014

2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m.  Master Classes
8:00 p.m. Recital by Melissa Kraut and Alan Weinstein
Tickets $15/adult, $5/students. Registrants receive one free ticket

Saturday, September 13, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A full day of Cello Choir rehearsals, clinics and master classes
5:30 p.m.  Cello Choir mass concert
in McAlister Auditorium (free admission)


See the full Cellobration Brochure 2014
Furman's Cellobration website
Jesselson Cello Studio
Past S.C. Cello Choir Clinician
Past S.C. Cello Choirs and Workshops

Have a question about this event? Contact Christopher Hutton, at 864-294-2019 or