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743 Custer Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202


© 2018 by The Musical Offering.

Cello Ensemble

Registration for Cello Ensemble is now CLOSED. Registration for Summer Session 2020 open on May 18th.

When: Tuesdays on the following dates:

  • March 3rd 2020

  • March 10th 2020

  • April 21st 2020

  • April 28th 2020

  • May 5th 2020

  • May 12th 2020

7:45-8:30PM in the Yellow Room

Where: The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston

Who: Cello players of all ages

Cost: $100 per student (includes all 5 classes)

Instructor: Veronica Nettles Kolegas


Join our cello ensemble intensive at the MO! Students explore cello repertoire of all different genres, build ensemble skills, refine technique and grow a community of fellow cellists.

RCM or Suzuki Level 5 and up.

Students are strongly encouraged to be taking private lessons.

About the Instructor

Cellist Veronica Nettles Kolegas is a versatile performer and pedagogue based out of Chicago, IL. Recently described as “alluring” in the Wall Street Journal, she focuses her performance on Chamber Music and innovative cross-genre collaborations and dedicates much of her time to teaching artistry. Cross-genre focuses include Latin American music from Tango ensembles to Cuban Charanga groups and collaborations in Indo-Jazz and Klezmer music, incorporating improvised cello. In the classical realm, Kolegas is most passionate about chamber music and is a member of the Ursa Ensemble, a group dedicated to presenting music old and new, commissioning contemporary works and collaborating with artists of other disciplines. Kolegas leads the ensemble’s Ursa Ed program which provides educational outreach concerts for youth.


Kolegas received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Toronto under Shauna Rolston and David Hetherington, her Graduate Degree at DePaul University under Stephen Balderston and Performers Certificate for String Quartet Performance with the Avalon Quartet. She maintains cello studios at DePaul University CMD, the Musical Offering of Evanston, and a private studio from her home.