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Fredonia Cello Studio

Curious about Fredonia? Email me to set up a trial lesson, visit the campus, or spend more time with me at one of my summer festivals.

natasha.farny @

The SUNY Fredonia Cello Studio is a large and vibrant undergraduate group made up of majors from Music Performance, Education, Composition, Sound Recording, and Music Therapy. They have performance opportunities in Recital Seminar and in off-campus concerts, as well as curricular chamber music and orchestral concerts. 


Dr. Farny gives hour lessons to Performance, Education, Applied, and recital-track Composition majors, and half-hour lessons to Therapy and Sound Recording majors. Students enjoy learning from guest artists through the Fredonia Fall String Festival, among other events.  


"Your asset, outside of the amazing faculty at Fredonia, are the students who are so receptive, so hungry for great music and eager to learn at every opportunity." -- Nicholas Tzavaras, Cellist of the Shanghai String Quartet


Several studio members have studied abroad and after graduation, they have won teaching positions, orchestral jobs, and pursued graduate degrees at Peabody, Indiana University, Juilliard, University of South Florida, North Carolina School for the Arts, Boston University, SUNY Purchase, University of Delaware, and UNC Greensboro.


The Sewanee Summer Music Festival offers a four weeks of plentiful performing opportunities. Chamber music, lessons, orchestra, and recreation on the verdant campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Make friends for life and begin your career in music here. For ages 12 - 30.

The Fredonia String Camp, a one-week session held on the Fredonia campus introduces the high school string player to the joys of technique classes, lessons, chamber music, and orchestra, all taught by Fredonia faculty. Concerts every night! For ages 12 - 18.

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Cello Masterclass PC: Lori Deemer
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