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Cello Ensemble

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Winter/Spring 2023

Explore chamber music through cello ensemble playing music of different genres and discussing chamber and cello related skills and techniques. Classes are available for both adults and pre college students.

Instructor: Veronica Nettles-Kolegas

Class location: The Musical Offering

Students are strongly encouraged to be taking private lessons

Adult Cello Ensemble

 

When: Tuesdays 1:45pm-2:45pm

Where: The Musical Offering (Madison Room)

Who: Adults ages 18+

Suzuki/RCM levels 3 and up

Dates (8 classes): Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 14, Mar 21, Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9

Cost: $200 (includes all 8 classes)

Pre College Intermediate

 

When: Wednesdays 6:45pm-7:30pm

Where: The Musical Offering (String Room)

Who: Pre college aged students

Suzuki/RCM levels 2-4

Dates (4 classes): Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 12, May 10

Cost: $80 (includes all 4 classes)

Pre College Advanced

 

When: Wednesdays 5:45pm-6:30pm

Where: The Musical Offering (String Room)

Who: Pre college aged students

Dates (8 classes): Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3

Cost: $160 (includes all 8 classes)

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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.

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