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Echo Bridge Cello Intensive

August 2 - 14, 2021

Echo Bridge Cello Intensive is a 2-week online workshop for cellists ages 12-18.


This workshop immerses students in music through:

     -daily private lessons

     -masterclass with a guest artist

     -technique classes

     -performance classes

     -group practice sessions

     -final performance


Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed. Acceptance to the workshop is make on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Space is limited, so be sure to apply early! 


Between the ages of 12 and 18 years old

From Intermediate to Advanced Level​

(check the application form for more info)

Video Submission with the application

(Presentation of a piece or a movement; a scale of student's choice)

Important Dates

April 1: Applications open

May 31: Early bird deadline for application

June 30: Application deadline

July 16: Tuition balance due 

August 2-14: Echo Bridge Cello Intensive


Non-Refundable Application Fee: $25.00


Tuition: $595 for early-birds (before May 31), $675 (after May 14)

Deposit: $200 (after the acceptance to secure the spot)

Sample Daily Schedule

8:45-9am: Check-in

9-10am: Technique or Performance Class


10am-12:15pm: Private lesson slots and Group Practice Sessions

12:15-1pm: Lunch Break

1-3pm: Private lesson slots, Group Practice Session, or Masterclass

*Eastern Standard Time

**Final Concert Date and Time TBD

Guest Artist
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Guest Artist

Michael Reynolds

Mr. Reynolds has been the cellist of the world-renowned Muir String Quartet since its inception in 1979. As a member of the Muir Quartet and as soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Reynolds has performed over 2,000 concerts throughout North America, Europe and the Far East, and he has performed with such diverse artists as Leon Fleisher, Menachem Pressler, Gil Shaham, Richard Stoltzman, Phyllis Curtin and Benny Goodman. Accolades he has won with the Muir Quartet include first prize at the Evian Competition, the 1981 Naumberg Award, two Grand Prix du Disques, the Gramophone Award, a Grammy nomination and a Grammy on the EcoClassics label he founded, and an internationally acclaimed PBS broadcast, “In Performance at The White House” for President and Mrs. Reagan. A native of Montana, he received his professional training at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of David Soyer and Martita Casals, continuing with Karen Tuttle and George Neikrug and studies at Yale University. Mr. Reynolds has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the U. S., and his recording of the complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello on the EcoClassics label has received much critical acclaim. Recent recordings include the Muir Quartet performing Berg Op. 3, Kreisler Quartet and Schulhoff 5 Pieces on the KidsClassics label, and the Beethoven Clarinet Trio (after the Septet) and Zemlinsky Trio with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist Judith Stillman on KidsClassics. Upcoming recordings include works from the Klezmer Tradition with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and the Muir Quartet. Profits from these recordings support Classicsfor Kids Foundation’s grant programs.

Mr. Reynolds has taught at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts since 1983. His students continue to develop successful careers in music, including members of the Boston Symphony and other orchestras, teachers at universities and other institutions internationally, four Boston Symphony Competition and numerous other competition winners. He is co-founder and Director of Classics for Kids Foundation, which has given matching grants for thousands of instruments to hundreds of string programs serving disadvantaged children in all 50 states. He is also Artistic Director of ArtsLIVE! in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the founder/artistic advisor of the Montana Chamber Music Society, the first statewide chamber music society in America. Mr. Reynolds has served on the faculties of New England Conservatory, Rutgers University, the University of Utah, and UC Santa Cruz. He received an honorary doctorate from Rhode Island College in 1995. In his spare time he is an avid flyfisherman and outdoorsman.

Echo Bridge Cello Intensive

Concentrated workshop designed to enhance each student's cello study, create successful projects, and accomplish short- and long-term goals.

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