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Virtual Cello Academy

Virtual Cello Academy

Dr. Sarah Kim, Alan Rafferty & Avi Friedlander Directors

Update: Johannes Moser has been added to Session III. There is still space available in the 2020 Virtual Cello Academy Auditor Program!

Cincinnati Young Artists is pleased to offer the Virtual Cello Academy for online summer study.  We are excited to offer cellists all over the world the opportunity to study with world-class faculty in week-long workshops, without having to leave home. No audition required unless applying to play in a master class for a Guest Artist. Audition videos for Master Class consideration can be submitted after registration.

Auditor Program

Interested in auditing the Guest Artist classes? Check out the VCA Auditor Program!

Guest Artists

Session III: August 3-7, 2020 (Full)

Paul Katz, Ralph Kirshbaum & Johannes Moser

Due to overwhelming demand, the Cincinnati Young Artists is thrilled to offer Virtual Cello Academy Session III: August 3-7, 2020 with Paul Katz & Ralph Kirshbaum as our guest artists! Session III will feature master classes and technique/etude classes with Paul Katz, Ralph Kirshbaum & Johannes Moser! Mr. Kirshbaum will also present a Bach master class.

Registration has been reopened! Register today!

Session I: June 22-27, 2020 (Full)

Clive Greensmith & Melissa Kraut

Session II: June 29-July 4 (Full)

*Program will culminate by noon on July 4th*

Natasha Brofsky, Pam Devenport & Mark Kosower

Private Lessons & Classes

Each participant will receive two private lessons during the week with faculty members Dr. Sarah Kim, Alan Rafferty, Avi Friedlander, Dr. Nick Curry, Dr. Erin Ellis, Kirsten Cassel Greer, Nancy Hair, Zachary Sweet, and Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells. Guest Artists for each session will present Master Classes featuring Advanced Pre-College and College students. Dr. Minna Rose Chung, co-author of CelloMind will present two classes on intonation to advanced students during all sessions.

Sample Daily Schedule

Program Descriptions


Advanced Pre-College


Session III is now full. Complete the VCA Waitlist Form to be contacted in the event a spot opens up. There is still room in the 2020 Virtual Cello Academy Auditor Program!

VCA Waitlist

Complete this form if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for any VCA program.
  • Please contact me if a spot opens up in one of the following sessions.