Cello Fest

The UVU Cello Fest aims to promote the sharing of insights on cello performance and teaching, and to provide a gathering opportunity for Utah’s community of cellists. Events at the 2014 UVU Cello Fest will include master-classes led by renowned cellist and pedagogue, Paul Marleyn (for more information on Mr. Marleyn please visit: http://www.paulmarleyn.com). In addition, there will be workshops led by Utah cello specialists, competitions for high school and junior high school students, cello choirs, and a final concert with performances by Mr. Marleyn.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 8 am to 5 pm on UVU's main campus. $20 registration fee for participating cellists. Free admission for audience members.

The 2014 UVU Cello Fest is co-sponsored by Summerhays Music and the Utah Valley Youth Symphony

2014 UVU Cello Fest Registration

2014 UVU Cello Fest Competition

Registration forms are due by Saturday, September 6, 2014.  A confirmation with Cello Fest details and cello choir music will be sent to registrants by Saturday, September 13, 2014.  

Cello Choir Music

Bach Sarabande

Debussy Prelude

Super Mario Cello I

Super Mario Cello II

Super Mario Cello III


Youth Cello Choir Music

Youth Choir Music

Allegro Cello I

Song of the Wind Cello 1

Schedule ⇣

UVU Cello Fest, Saturday October 11, 2014

8:00 am

Registration, Ragan Theatre

8:30 – 8:35

Welcome and Orientation, Ragan Theatre

8:40 – 9:20

1. “Thumb Position: Strategies and Contexts”
Carey Cheney
Center Stage

2. “Cello Hero: Play Like a Rock Star”
(Recommended for ages 12 and up)
Liz Maxfield
Science Center Auditorium

3. “Sight Reading with Drum Sticks for Cellists!"
(Recommended for Book VI and below)
Richard Hoyt
Ragan Theatre

9:30 – 10:10

1. “Ideas for Expressive Playing”
Elliott Cheney
Ragan Theatre

2. Play-In & New Repertoire
Suzuki Book I to Beginning of Book II
Room 206b Sorensen Center

3. Play-In & New Repertoire Suzuki End of Book II to Beginning of Book IV Center Stage

Come join us in these two classes and be prepared to play your polished Suzuki repertoire and possibly learn something by ear!

Clinicians: Megan Titensor and Hailey Heninger

9:30 – 10:50

Youth Competition: Age Group 12 - 14

Room 206c Sorensen Center

Youth Competition: Age Group 15 – 18

Science Center Auditorium

10:10 – 10:50

1. Youth Choir Rehearsal with Megan Boyle
Ragan Theatre

2. "The Evolution of the Cello Duo: Performances of Vivaldi, Bartok and the band U2”
Nicole Pinnell and Megan Titensor
Center Stage

11:00 – 11:40

1. “Sight Reading with Drum Sticks for Cellists!"
(Repeat of morning session)
Richard Hoyt
Ragan Theatre

2. "Pursuing the Perfect Practice: Practice tips for beginners, pros, and everyone in between"
Brittany Gardner
Center Stage

11:40 – 12:10

Lunch Break

12:15 – 2:00

Paul Marleyn master-class

Ragan Theatre

2:15 – 3:15

Cello Choir Rehearsal

Ragan Theatre

Junior Cello Choir Rehearsal

Center Stage

3:30 – 5:00


Ragan Theatre

October 11, 2014

Cheung Chau, Coordinator