In cello lessons, Professor Ransom seeks to:
In studio class, students can expect to:
Each fall, the ISU Cello Studio presents a concert of David Popper’s cello music, performed as solos, chamber ensembles, and cello choir. Middle school and high school students, as well as ISU alumni and other community friends, are invited to join the studio for this celebration of great cello music. Visit the Popper Concert and Workshop registration page for more details!
The ISU String Project is a nationally recognized program that provides hands-on teaching opportunities for ISU’s string majors. Students work with 3rd-8th graders in large and small group classes, as well as in private lessons. Students gain experience in lesson planning and implementation, conducting, teaching basic set-up on all string instruments, administrative tasks, and more. Visit the ISU String Project and ISU String Project Facebook page to learn more about this program.
For undergraduate admission, students should prepare: two contrasting pieces (or movements of larger works) and one short etude for admission to the School of Music. The following suggestions are representative of acceptable repertoire for undergraduate admission auditions. Students should not hesitate to use music similar in nature and difficulty.
For graduate admission, students should prepare a minimum of: one full movement of a standard concerto; one full movement of a sonata, one movement of a Bach suite; one etude. The following suggestions are representative of acceptable repertoire for graduate admission auditions. Students should not hesitate to use music similar in nature and difficulty.