Achieve the highest level of musical excellence as a cellist at the Southern Miss
cellists studio, formed by an international community of musicians that includes students
from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, and Peru.
Why choose the Cello Studio at Southern Miss?
- Establish a strong and healthy technical foundation through weekly individual lessons that help you cultivate a sense of stylistic awareness and develop an ability to
critically analyze their own performance. The release of physical tension and the
development of a stress-free approach to the instrument are given priority on the
first stage of the instruction. Subsequently, you are encouraged to explore the vast
realm of interpretation and to discover multiple ways of expressing musical ideas.
- Develop basic skills in the area of cello pedagogy by taking our Cello Recital class, which meets every Thursday throughout the academic year. This class is designed
to be a forum where you perform, discuss current repertoire and play in a cello choir.
- Take a detailed study of the most essential excerpts from the orchestral cello literature
in the Orchestra Repertoire class. This course culminates in a screened mock audition played for the string faculty
panel in the end of the semester.
- Analyze the style periods, genres and individual works that can be regarded as critically
important in the history of the instruments of the violin family in an Instrumental Literature Class. This Instrumental Literature class is designed for music performance and education
sophomores and seniors who already possess a basic knowledge of the standard string